Utility of left lateral supine position for myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography compared with other methods of correcting inferior wall attenuation

Sayman H. B., Kanmaz B., Uslu I., AL-Nahhas A., Cuocolo A., Carril J. M., ...More

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.36, no.3, pp.268-278, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mnm.0000000000000237
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.268-278
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging is an accepted method for reflecting the pathophysiological significance of lesions detected by coronary angiography. However, it has an inherent drawback in terms of false-positive perfusion defects for the inferior myocardial wall. To overcome this problem, different acquisition techniques have been proposed, including the computed tomographic-based attenuation correction method. In this respect, a new imaging technique, left supine lateral position SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging with technetium-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (Tc-99m MIBI), has been proposed to eliminate this problem and its value has been investigated in this report.