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Thallium-201 and Technetium-99m-Pyrophosphate Myocardial Imaging in the Coronary Care Unit

  • Frans J. Th. Wackers

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Instrumentation for Radionuclide Cardiology

    1. Samuel Lewis, Ernest Stokely, Robert Parkey
      Pages 1-44
  3. Accumulation of Radiopharmaceuticals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Gerard Samson
      Pages 47-59
    3. L. Maximilian Buja, Robert W. Parkey, Ernest Stokely, Frederick J. Bonte, James T. Willerson
      Pages 60-67
  4. Normal Scintigraphic Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Frans J. Th. Wackers
      Pages 71-104
    3. Robert W. Parkey, Frederick J. Bonte, Samuel E. Lewis, James T. Willerson
      Pages 105-113
  5. Acute Myocardial Infarction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Frans J. Th. Wackers, K. I. Lie, Ellinor Busemann Sokole, Hein J. J. Wellens, Gerard Samson, Jan B. van der Schoot
      Pages 117-160
    3. James T. Willerson, Robert W. Parkey, Frederick J. Bonte, Samuel E. Lewis, Ernest Stokely, L. Maximilian Buja
      Pages 161-172
    4. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Robert W. Parkey, Frederick J. Bonte, James T. Willerson
      Pages 173-176
    5. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Ellinor Buseman Sokole, Jan van der Schoot, Gerard Samson, Samuel Lewis, Robert W. Parkey et al.
      Pages 177-195
  6. Unstable Angina Pectoris

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Frans J. Th. Wackers, K. I. Lie, Koen L. Liem, Ellinor Busemann Sokole, Jan B. van der Schoot
      Pages 199-216
    3. James T. Willerson, Robert W. Parkey, Frederick J. Bonte, Samuel E. Lewis, L. Maximilian Buja
      Pages 217-219
  7. Myocardial Imaging in Patients With Atypical Chest Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Frans J. Th. Wackers, K. I. Lie, Ellinor Busemann Sokole, Gerard Samson, Jan B. van der Schoot
      Pages 223-235
    3. James T. Willerson, Robert W. Parkey, Frederick J. Bonte, Ernest Stokely, Samuel E. Lewis, L. Maximilian Buja
      Pages 236-238
  8. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Frans J. Th. Wackers
      Pages 245-250
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 251-255

About this book

Introduction

Noninvasive visualization of myocardial infarction using radionuclides dates back over eighteen years. Edward A. Carr and William H. Beierwaltes were first to report (1962) successful external imaging of myocardial infarcts in dogs and in man using an Anger scintillation camera. They demonstrated that after intravenous administration of 86Rb or l3ICS an infarct was visualized as a "cold spot", while 203Hg-labeled-chlormeridin resulted in a "hot-spot" image of the infarct. Since then, there have been major developmental improvements in avail­ able radionuclides, scintillation cameras and computer processing capabilities. In particular, the development of mobile gamma cameras opened the possi­ bility to obtain high quality images even at the bedside of critically ill patients. Since the development in 1974 of a new radiopharmaceutical, 20lTI and the application of 99mTc-pyrophosphate for myocardial imaging, these imaging agents are widely used for the detection of acute myocardial infarction. However, for practical application, frequently there appears to be uncertainty or even confusion concerning the relative merits of each method.

Keywords

angina pectoris assessment cardiology care imaging instrumentation myocardial infarction pain patients patients with atypical chest pain

Editors and affiliations

  • Frans J. Th. Wackers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine Cardiology SectionYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-8904-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8906-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8904-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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