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Left heart imaging following inhalation of 15O-cabon dioxide: concise communication.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
11
Pages
965–968
Identifiers
PMID: 988117
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Accelerator-produced C15O2 (t 1/2 = 124 sec) is a uniquely useful radiopharmaceutical because it can be introduced rapidly and selectively into the left side of the heart by the simple noninvasive process of inhalation and breath-holding. A standard scintillation camera system was used to obtain images of the left heart by this technique. The procedure involves minimal radiation dose to the patient and may be repeated within a few minutes if necessary.

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