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Multiple-Gated Acquisition Scan With Normal Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction and LBBB.
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PMID:  24152644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Multiple-gated blood pool angiography (MUGA) using Tc-UltraTag (Mallinckrodt Inc., Maryland Heights, MO) labeled RBCs was performed in a patient with B-cell lymphoma for evaluation of the left ventricular ejection fraction before starting chemotherapy. Quantitative measurements from MUGA demonstrated normal left ventricular ejection fraction. However, cine images revealed delayed contraction of the left ventricle compared with that of the right, and phase contrast images demonstrated offset of the ventricles' phases. Evaluation with ECG showed delayed depolarization of the left ventricle consistent with LBBB. Phase imaging abnormalities detected on MUGA may be overlooked. Specific patterns of phase abnormalities may direct the physicians' attention toward yet unrecognized diagnoses.
Authors:
Lorenzo Mannelli; James H Caldwell; Shana Elman; David H Lewis; Bernard W Do; Hubert Vesselle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the *Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and †IRCCS, SDN Foundation, Institute of Diagnostic and Nuclear development, Naples, Italy.
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