Breast artifact in planar cardiac imaging: A comparison of201ti to sestarnibi-99mtc

D. Schechter, M. Bocher, H. Karger, M. S. Gotsman, R. Chisin

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Breast artifact occurrence during201T1 myocardial image interpretation is a significant problem. We serially evaluated 3 female patients utilizing exercise treadmill perfusion studies in order to assess the potential role of99mTc-Sestamibi (MIBI) imaging in the setting of documented201T1 breast artifact. Both visual and quantitative analyses revealed no superiority of99mTc-MIBI over20lT1 imaging in reference to avoidance of breast artifact. The variation in artifactual cardiac imaging defects in the 3 patients most probably reflected variations in breast positioning. Finally, the ability to assess ventricular wall motion via gated99mTc-MIBI imaging may help to confirm an artifactual versus an actual myocardial perfusion abnormality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast artifact
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Sestamibi-technetium-99m
  • Thallium-201


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