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Radionuclide Techniques in Investigating Cardiac Functions [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1994; 22(3): 173-178

Radionuclide Techniques in Investigating Cardiac Functions

Haluk Burçak SAYMAN1, Kerim SÖNMEZOĞLU1

Radionuclide methods used in investigating cardiac functions are reviewed. The radiopharmaceuticals that were used for this purpose are surveyed in its historical outcome. Different scintigraphic techniques such as, first-pass and equilibrium studies, applied gamma camera systems, basic principles of computers which were used in this kind of examinations are explained. Points to be taken into consideration during imaging and patient preparation are specified. Image interpretation is described; then, diseases in which radionuclide techniques may be used in their clinical diagnosis are briefly mentioned.

Keywords: Radionuclide ventriculography, MUGA, ventricular function

How to cite this article
Haluk Burçak SAYMAN, Kerim SÖNMEZOĞLU. Radionuclide Techniques in Investigating Cardiac Functions. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1994; 22(3): 173-178
Manuscript Language: Turkish


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