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Myocardial imaging with thallium-201: an experimental model for analysis of the true myocardial and background image components.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  874163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The true myocardial and background components of a resting thallium-201 myocardial image were determined in an experimental dog model. True background was determined by imaging after the heart had been removed and replaced with a water-filled balloon of equal size and shape. In all studies, the background estimated from the region surrounding the heart exceeded true background activity. Furthermore, the relationship between true myocardial background and that estimated from the pericardiac region was inconsistent. Background estimates based on the activity surrounding the heart were not accurate predictors of true background activity.
K A Narahara; G W Hamilton; D L Williams; K L Gould
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0161-5505     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nucl. Med.     Publication Date:  1977 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-09-02     Completed Date:  1977-09-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217410     Medline TA:  J Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  781-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*
Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Radionuclide Imaging / methods*
Thallium / diagnostic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radioisotopes; 7440-28-0/Thallium

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