IMAGES THAT TEACH False-positive stress PET–CT imaging in a patient with interstitial injection a,b a,b Luciana Erthal, MD, Fernanda Erthal, MD, Rob S. B. Beanlands, MD, a,b a,b a,b FRCPC, Terrence D. Ruddy, MD, FRCPC, Robert A. deKemp, PhD, and Girish Dwivedi, MD, MRCP (UK), PhD (UK) Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Cardiac PET Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada Received Jun 29, 2016; accepted Jul 11, 2016 doi:10.1007/s12350-016-0634-9 An 83-year-old male with 2-year history of central anteroapical wall and apex (Figure 1a). Review of the chest tightness with exertion presented to our nuclear fused Rb PET-CT images conﬁrmed that the AC cardiology center for dipyridamole rubidium-82 positron alignment was correct but showed an area of intense emission ( Rb PET) computed tomography (CT). His focal uptake in the right axillary region (i.e., right risk factors included poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, axillary lymph node), which was more prominent in the dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Past clinical investiga- stress images (Figure 2, yellow arrows). A complete tion showed normal echocardiogram and normal single- absence of physiological background activity in the photon emission computed tomography myocardial transaxial planes adjacent to
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 12, 2016
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