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Gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging with cadmium-zinc-telluride detectors allows real-time assessment of dobutamine-stress-induced wall motion abnormalities


Nkoulou, Rene; Wolfrum, Mathias; Pazhenkottil, Aju P; Fiechter, Michael; Buechel, Ronny R; Gaemperli, Oliver; Kaufmann, Philipp A (2018). Gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging with cadmium-zinc-telluride detectors allows real-time assessment of dobutamine-stress-induced wall motion abnormalities. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology:Epub ahead of print.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) during high dobutamine stress (HD) by real-time gated-SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) on a cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) gamma camera was validated versus cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). METHODS AND RESULTS After injecting 99mTc-tetrofosmin (320 MBq) in 50 patients (mean age 64 +/- 11 years), EF at rest and post-stress as well as relevant changes in EF at HD (ΔEF ≥ 5%) were assessed. CZT and CMR rest EF values yielded an excellent correlation and agreement (r = 0.96; P < 0.001; Bland-Altman limits of agreement (BA): + 0 to 14.8%). HD EF acquisition was feasible using CZT and correlated better to HD CMR EF than did post-stress CZT EF (r = 0.85 vs 0.76, respectively, all P < 0.001). Agreement in ΔEF detection between HD CMR and immediate post-stress CZT (reflecting standard acquisition using conventional SPECT camera unable to scan during stress) was 45%, while this increased to 85% with real-time HD CZT scan. CONCLUSION Real-time ultrafast dobutamine gated-SPECT MPI with a CZT device is feasible and provides accurate measurements of HD LV performance.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) during high dobutamine stress (HD) by real-time gated-SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) on a cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) gamma camera was validated versus cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). METHODS AND RESULTS After injecting 99mTc-tetrofosmin (320 MBq) in 50 patients (mean age 64 +/- 11 years), EF at rest and post-stress as well as relevant changes in EF at HD (ΔEF ≥ 5%) were assessed. CZT and CMR rest EF values yielded an excellent correlation and agreement (r = 0.96; P < 0.001; Bland-Altman limits of agreement (BA): + 0 to 14.8%). HD EF acquisition was feasible using CZT and correlated better to HD CMR EF than did post-stress CZT EF (r = 0.85 vs 0.76, respectively, all P < 0.001). Agreement in ΔEF detection between HD CMR and immediate post-stress CZT (reflecting standard acquisition using conventional SPECT camera unable to scan during stress) was 45%, while this increased to 85% with real-time HD CZT scan. CONCLUSION Real-time ultrafast dobutamine gated-SPECT MPI with a CZT device is feasible and provides accurate measurements of HD LV performance.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:16 January 2018
Deposited On:09 Feb 2018 14:38
Last Modified:20 Feb 2018 09:06
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1071-3581
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s12350-018-1187-x
PubMed ID:29340989

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