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Optimal specificity of thallium-201 SPECT through recognition of imaging artifacts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2661749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Artifacts are produced in 201TI cardiac single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging because of a variety of causes including soft-tissue attenuation, overlying abdominal viscera, variable myocardial thickness, left bundle branch block, cardiac rotation, patient motion, and technical errors. Careful attention to quality control, utilization of motion detectors, and familiarization with potential artifacts will improve the specificity and diagnostic accuracy of 201TI SPECT for coronary artery disease.
E G DePuey; E V Garcia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0161-5505     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nucl. Med.     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-01     Completed Date:  1989-08-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217410     Medline TA:  J Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / radionuclide imaging
Breast / radionuclide imaging
Coronary Disease / radionuclide imaging*
Heart / radionuclide imaging
Heart Diseases / radionuclide imaging
Scattering, Radiation
Sensitivity and Specificity
Thallium Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Tomography, Emission-Computed / standards*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Thallium Radioisotopes
Comment In:
J Nucl Med. 1989 Oct;30(10):1737   [PMID:  2795216 ]

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