99mTc sestamibi | definition of 99mTc sestamibi by Medical dictionary
a lipophilic cationic complex of a 99mTc-labeled isonitrite, used as a radionuclide in several organs (e.g., brain, bone, thyroid, breast) for the detection of cancer, or in the heart for identifying coronary artery occlusion. It has superseded Tl 201 in cardiac imaging and in experimental breast imaging.
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A 99mTc sestamibi
scan performed at another hospital was suggestive of a possible parathyroid adenoma.
The role of 99mTc sestamibi
and other conventional radiopharmaceuticals in breast cancer diagnosis.
Concise parathyroidectomy: the impact of preoperative SPECT 99mTc sestamibi
scanning and intraoperative parathormone assay.
Comparison of myocardial stress perfusion defect assessment using 99mTc sestamibi
SPECT vs 18F-BMS747158 PET," Balaji K.
Oral Session: "Comparison of myocardial stress perfusion defect assessment using 99mTc sestamibi
SPECT vs BMS747158 PET," Monday, June 7, 10:00-11:30 a.
The primary endpoint of the study was final infarct size at one month, as measured by SPECT imaging, with 99mTc sestamibi
, referred to as a nuclear scan.