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Introduction to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy 

Introduction to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
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Introduction to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
Author(s):

Nikant Sabharwal

, Parthiban Arumugam

, and Andrew Kelion

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198759942.003.0006
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date: 02 July 2022

Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) is used to image relative myocardial blood flow at rest and during stress, thereby defining flow-limiting epicardial coronary stenoses and sometimes microvascular disease. It is commonly used diagnostically in patients with suspected coronary disease, and provides valuable prognostic information even in patients with proven disease. This chapter provides an introduction to MPS, including a brief overview of technique, equipment, and indications.

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