EDITORIAL Myocardial perfusion imaging with 99mTc- labeled radiopharmaceuticals: How fast can a stress-rest same-day imaging protocol be completed? a,b Raymond Taillefer, MD, FRCP, ABNM De´partement de me´decine nucle´aire, Hoˆpital du Haut-Richelieu, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, Canada Department of Radiology, Radio-Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Universite´ de Montre´al, Montre´al, QC, Canada Received Feb 22, 2016; accepted Feb 22, 2016 doi:10.1007/s12350-016-0461-z recent years, researches have been focused on the See related article, pp. 1314–1327 development of dedicated cardiac systems showing potential beneﬁts such as patient comfort, shorter acquisition time, and/or reduced administered activ- 3-5 ity. In comparison with the traditional scintillation Since its ﬁrst clinical introduction in the early detector technology, novel detector technology such as 1990s, myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with either pixelated solid-state CZT (an alloy of cadmium telluride 99mTc-Sestamibi (Cardiolite) or 99mTc-Tetrofosmin and zinc telluride) detectors offers a better energy res- (Myoview) has been the subject of several types of olution and a virtually linear count rate response. This imaging protocols. Although various parameters must new type of detector has demonstrated similar perfor- be taken into consideration before establishing a speciﬁc mance as traditional systems, but with signiﬁcant shorter imaging protocol, achievement of the highest overall imaging times or lower administered
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 4, 2016
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