What is the role of scintigraphy in the workup of noncoronary atherosclerosis?

Updated: Dec 23, 2019
  • Author: F Brian Boudi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Nuclear perfusion imaging is performed with the use of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanning or positron emission tomography (PET) scanning, which relies on the administration of radionuclide isotope that is accumulated by the targeted tissue.


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