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

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

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.

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