Perfusion scintigraphy clinical aspects eh botvinick editor reston va society of nuclear medicine inc 2001 396 pages 182 t his book is part of the self study program iii of the society of nuclear medicine the authors have thoroughly reviewed the clinical applications of. Topic 6 myocardial perfusion scintigraphy clinical aspects isbn 0 932004 58 x softcover 18200 pp 396 150 illustrations these are the latest books in the society of nuclear medicines self study program in cardiovascular nuclear medicine. Myocardial perfusion imaging or scanning also referred to as mpi or mps is a nuclear medicine procedure that illustrates the function of the heart muscle 1 it evaluates many heart conditions such as coronary artery disease cad 2 hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart wall motion abnormalities. The history of cardiac nuclear medicine dates back to 1973 which marked the introduction of the exercise stress test myocardial scan by h william strauss and the first application of thallium 201 myocardial perfusion imaging by elliot lebowitz since then it has been increasingly used in clinical cardiology. Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy techniques interpretation indications and reporting in normal myocardial perfusion study there is homogenous radiotracer distribution in both stress and rest images nuclear medicine equipment or the action of the nuclear medicine technologist however there is a considerable overlap among these
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