Lung-heart ratio in stress Thallium myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with a history of a previous pneumonectomy

H. Turgut Turoglu, M. Fatih Akisik, Sleiman Naddaf, Walid S. Omar, Hussein M. Abdel-Dayem

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Abstract

Increased Tl-201 lung-heart ratio after treadmill exercise or pharmacologic stress is an indicator of left ventricular dysfunction. After pneumonectomy, it is not reliable because of increased pulmonary circulation in the remaining lung. The authors present an example of normal stress Tl- 201 myocardial perfusion imaging with an increased lung-heart ratio of Tl- 201 uptake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)783-785
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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