Imaging

SPECT/CT Overcomes Breast-attenuation Artifact for Improved Specificity in 4-Minute MPI Study

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Misty Long, R.T. (R)(N)
Published on June 20, 2018

A 69-year-old, obese female with a history of diabetes presented with atypical chest pain and shortness of breath upon exertion. The patient underwent a stress and rest myocardial perfusion SPECT/CT scintigraphy. The exam was performed on a Symbia Intevo™ system to determine presence of myocardial ischemia. The scanner was equipped with IQ•SPECT technology, which incorporates magnifying collimators, cardiac-centric acquisition, and advanced reconstruction to either reduce dose or acquisition time, without sacrificing image quality. IQ•SPECT was used to reduce scan time for this patient.


By Misty Long, R.T. (R)(N)
Data courtesy of Dr. Gary Marano, West Virginia University Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA