Title

Dipyridamole-thallium imaging: the lazy man's stress test

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine

Date

3-1-1989

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Coronary Disease; Dipyridamole; *Exertion; Humans; Thallium Radioisotopes

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

Dipyridamole-thallium imaging is a relatively safe and accurate method to evaluate myocardial perfusion and "stress." It is independent of patient motivation, exercise capacity and antianginal medications. Overall it detects coronary artery disease as well as exercise thallium and has already shown utility in prognostic determinations. The continued use of this test on a wide scale appears warranted and additional large scale experience needs to be critically evaluated.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Nucl Med. 1989 Mar;30(3):281-7.

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal Title

Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine

PubMed ID

2661748