The role of metamizol induction for the detection of perfusion reversibility on thallium-201 myocardial perfusion scintigraphy


Aksoy T., ERGÜN E. , ERGÜN H.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, vol.32, no.2, pp.129-136, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mnm.0b013e3283413041
  • Title of Journal : NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-136

Abstract

Objective Metamizol, probably with its vascular smooth muscle relaxant effect, enhances rest myocardial perfusion with the use of technetium-99m-methoxyisobutylisonitrile. We aimed to investigate whether metamizol induction is also able to increase the detectability of the ischemic/jeopardized myocardium during thallium-201 myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS).