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Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy in a Patient with Myocarditis

Authors
  • Amini, Abdullatif1
  • Dehdar, Firoozeh2
  • Jafari, Esmail2
  • Gholamrezanezhad, Ali3
  • Assadi, Majid2
  • 1 Bushehr Medical Heart Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Department of Cardiology, Bushehr, Iran
  • 2 Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr Medical University Hospital, The Persian Gulf Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Department of Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy (MIRT), Bushehr, Iran
  • 3 University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Los Angeles, USA
Type
Published Article
Journal
Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
Publisher
Galenos Publishing
Publication Date
Feb 09, 2021
Volume
30
Issue
1
Pages
50–53
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4274/mirt.galenos.2019.03164
PMID: 33586409
PMCID: PMC7885285
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Interesting Image
License
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Abstract

We report a case of myocarditis imaged with technetium-99m octreotide cardiac single-photon emission computed tomography which showed diffuse uptake in the myocardium, indicating inflammatory reaction to myocardial damage. Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy of the heart could be considered in patients with suspected cardiac inflammation. This could facilitate early diagnosis and guide appropriate treatment.

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