Quantitative evaluation of tomographic 201-thallium myocardial scintigraphy

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Myocardial 201Tl emission computed tomography was performed on 25 normal subjects and 27 patients with angiographically significant coronary artery disease. A semi-automatic computer program was designed to define the left ventricular myocardial volume in all short axis sections. Within this volume the relative mean myocardial pixel count was calculated. This parameter was found to separate the 2 patient groups with a sensitivity of at least 81% at a specificity of 100%.


  • John Palmer
  • Olle Pahlm
  • Thomas White
  • Kerstin Lyttkens
External organisations
  • Lund University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


  • Tl, Myocardial emission computed tomography, Myocardial scintigraphy, Quantitative evaluation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal Of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Apr 1
Publication categoryResearch