infarct avid scintigraphy

infarct avid scintigraphy
scintigraphy performed following myocardial infarction to confirm infarction as well as detect, localize, and quantify regions of myocardial necrosis. A radiotracer that concentrates in these regions, usually technetium 99mTc pyrophosphate, is administered intravenously and images are obtained with a gamma camera. For maximal sensitivity, the study is performed between 24 and 72 hours after infarction.

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