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Quantification of thallium-201 scintigrams in acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  484496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A method has been developed for measurement of myocardial infarct size from thallium-201 scintigrams that depends on computer measurement of levels of radioactivity in the myocardium. In 16 dogs, thallium-201 scintigrams were obtained in the left lateral and left anterior oblique projections 48 hours after ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Scintigraphic results were obtained by two independent observers and were compared with tissue measurements of infarct volume calculated from thallium autoradiograms and nitro-blue tetrazolium (NBT)-stained tissue slices. Infarct volumes derived from tissue measurements were used to develop criteria for the computer scintigraphic technique. There was no significant difference in the scintigraphic measurements made by the two observers. Scintigraphic infarct size in the left lateral and left anterior oblique projections correlated with tissue infarct size with r values of 0.88 and 0.75, respectively, for thallium autoradiography and 0.71 and 0.70, respectively, for NBT tissue staining. The range of infarct volume was 3.3 to 14.8 percent of the left ventricular mass. Results of this study suggest that scintigraphic quantitation of infarct size is feasible in this dog model.
A D Nelson; S Khullar; R F Leighton; G C Budd; A Gohara; J N Ross; L T Andrews; J Windham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1979 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-29     Completed Date:  1979-11-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  664-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Myocardial Infarction / radionuclide imaging*
Thallium / diagnostic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radioisotopes; 7440-28-0/Thallium

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