Incidental findings on myocardial perfusion SPECT images

Razi Muzaffar, Osama Raslan, Fatma Ahmed, Leonard Goldfarb, Barbara Sterkel, Medhat M. Osman

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Myocardial perfusion SPECT plays a crucial role in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, providing a noninvasive tool to monitor ischemia and infarction. The findings can have a profound impact on diagnosis and management in these patients. However, incidental noncardiac findings on myocardial perfusion SPECT images can also affect management. These noncardiac subtleties are most often detected on the rotating raw SPECT images, which are often overlooked. The intent of this pictorial essay is to illustrate several subtle noncardiac abnormalities within nuclear cardiac imaging that can have an impact on patient management and follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-180
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Tc-sestamibi
  • Myocardial perfusion SPECT
  • Nuclear cardiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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