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Author Bonte, F. J. ♦ Parkey, R. W. ♦ Graham, K. D. ♦ Moore, J. ♦ Stokely, E. M.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword Life Sciences-New Tracer Techniques-Other ♦ MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION- DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES ♦ MYOCARDIUM- SCINTISCANNING ♦ SCINTISCANNING- TECHNETIUM 99 ♦ DOGS ♦ ISOMERIC NUCLEI ♦ PHOSPHATES ♦ TECHNETIUM COMPOUNDS ♦ TIME DEPENDENCE ♦ TIN COMPOUNDS
Abstract Lesions such as ischemia, which result in myocardial cell death, are accompanied by cellular influx of calcium ions that localize within the mltochondria in the crystalline structure hydroxyapatite. Using /sup 99m/Tc- stannous pyrophosphate, an agent that labels hydroxyapatite for bone scanning, the authors have produced scintillation camera images of experimental myocardial infarcts in dogs. Tracer localization disappears with time, suggesting application of this method to fresh infarcts. (auth)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1974-02-01
Journal Radiology
Volume Number 110
Issue Number 2
Organization Univ. of Texas, Dallas


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