Journal of Nuclear Cardiology

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 418–425 | Cite as

Electrocardiographically gated myocardial perfusion SPECT: Technical principles and quality control considerations

  • S. James CullomEmail author
  • James A. Case
  • Timothy M. Bateman


Gated SPECT studies provide important information about cardiac function that is independent of perfusion data. This is permitted by the generalization of the nongated SPECT study to sample the data temporally. The benefits of this approach are accompanied by new technical and clinical challenges related largely to interaction of varying rates of sinus rhythm and the response of the computer system. Identification of potential technical limitations is important, as is recognizing for which patients gated SPECT acquisition may not be suitable. These considerations should be part of a quality program to assure the highest quality of gated SPECT images and optimize the clinical utility of this important new method of acquiring SPECT images.


Single Photon Emission Compute Tomographic Leave Ventricular Ejection Fraction Nuclear Cardiology Single Photon Emission Compute Tomographic Imaging Myocardial Perfusion Spect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. James Cullom
    • 1
    Email author
  • James A. Case
    • 1
  • Timothy M. Bateman
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Consultants, PCMid-America Heart InstituteKansas City

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