The use and diagnostic significance of thallium-201 SPECT imaging in a case of anomalous left coronary artery

P. J. Petrozzo, M. L. Woodard, D. A. Vitullo, C. Bekerman, M. J. Blend, S. M. Pinsky

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Abstract

A 6-year-old female with an anomalous left coronary artery (ALCA) originating from the main pulmonary artery underwent a resting TI-201 SPECT examination before and after surgical reimplantation. Preoperative TI-201 SPECT images demonstrated decreased perfusion to the anterior wall and a dilated left ventricle. Post operative TI-201 SPECT images showed marked improvement of perfusion to the anterior wall as well as a decreased left ventricular size. This is one of the few documented demonstrations of a perfusion defect due to an ALCA in a young child using TI-201 SPECT imaging methods in conjunction with other tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-631
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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