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Simplified Techniques for Radioangiographic Analysis

  • D. D. Watson
  • J. J. Greenberg
  • F. J. Hildner
  • R. R. Sankey
  • A. J. Gilson
Part of the Topics in Cardiovascular Disease book series (TCAD)

Abstract

A variety of equipment is available and in use today that allows the formation of curves of activity as a function of time from selected cardiac chambers and lung fields in conjunction with the radionuclide cardiac-flow study. These radionuclide indicator-dilution (RID) curves can be analyzed to yield information about the hemodynamic status of cardiopulmonary circulation. In this study, RID curves were obtained from a scintillation camera, interfaced to a small on-line computer, and studies were performed pre- and postoperatively on patients undergoing heart surgery. The results from the preoperative studies have been compared with cardiac catheterization data which were available in every case.

Keywords

Cardiac Index Left Heart Aortic Insufficiency Scintillation Camera Pulmonary Blood Volume 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. D. Watson
    • 1
  • J. J. Greenberg
    • 1
  • F. J. Hildner
    • 1
  • R. R. Sankey
    • 1
  • A. J. Gilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiology, Baumritter Institute of Nuclear MedicineMount Sinai Medical CenterMiami BeachUSA

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