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99mTc-Sestamibi

Clinical Applications

  • Jan Bucerius
  • Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar
  • Hans-Jürgen Biersack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mark Konijnenberg
    Pages 7-24
  3. Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Amir Sabet
    Pages 25-30
  4. Hans-Jürgen Biersack, Ursula Heiden
    Pages 31-63
  5. Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Amir Sabet
    Pages 65-85
  6. Jan Bucerius
    Pages 87-132
  7. Matthias Schmidt
    Pages 133-158
  8. Amir Sabet
    Pages 159-173
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-194

About this book

Introduction

99mTc-sestamibi is a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) radiotracer that was introduced into clinical routine for myocardial perfusion imaging more than two decades ago. Although today the main application of 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT remains the imaging of myocardial perfusion, it is also an accepted and well-proven imaging technique for a variety of oncologic and non-oncologic applications, including brain, breast, and thyroid cancer and thyroid and parathyroid adenoma. Its efficacy in a range of indications ensures that 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT will remain widely used despite the rapid diffusion of 18F-FDG PET.                         99mTc-Sestamibi – Clinical Applications provides a detailed and informative overview of almost all the oncologic and non-oncologic applications of 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT, including several relatively rare indications. Different disease-related protocols for 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT are presented, and for each disease a comprehensive summary of the relevant pathology and epidemiology is provided. Throughout, there is a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of use of this popular tracer, including instructions for the preparation of several commercially available tracer kits. Clinical practitioners will find this book to be an invaluable guide to the application and benefits of 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT in both the inpatient and the outpatient setting.

Keywords

99mTc-Sestamibi Imaging Nuclear medicine SPECT

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Bucerius
    • 1
  • Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar
    • 2
  • Hans-Jürgen Biersack
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastr, Dept. of Nuclear MedicineMaastricht University Medical CenterMaastrichtNetherlands
  2. 2.Klinik und Poliklinik für NuklearmedizinUniversitätsklinikum BonnBonnGermany
  3. 3.Klinik und Poliklinik für NuklearmedizinUniversitätsklinikum BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04233-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04232-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04233-1
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