Key words: Cardiac function, Left ventricular function, Radionuclide ventriculography
Planar radionuclide ventriculography (RVG) also commonly known as multigated acquisition (MUGA) cardiac blood pool scintigraphy has long been a simple and noninvasive method to assess ventricular function and, in particular, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF).
It is also important to emphasize that the approximate cost for SPECT radionuclide ventriculography is significantly lower than other alternatives such as cardiac MR and comparable to echocardiography.
There is limited data comparing the diastolic function parameters in the radionuclide ventriculography techniques.
Alterations in left ventricular function in-patients with Behcets disease using radionuclide ventriculography
and Doppler echocardiography.
Unreliability of cardiothoracic ratio as a marker of left ventricular impairment: Comparison with radionuclide ventriculography
The researchers noted that in earlier trials ejection fractions were assessed echocardiographically, not with radionuclide ventriculography
The investigators noted that in earlier trials ejection fractions were determined echocardiographically rather than with radionuclide ventriculography
Reliability of bedside evaluation in determining left ventricular function: correlation with left ventricular ejection fraction determined by radionuclide ventriculography
They are echocardiography, radionuclide ventriculography, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and EBCT.
Radionuclide ventriculography has poor edge detection, low count-to-noise ratios, and problems caused by overlap of the cardiac chambers.
Modalities such as radionuclide ventriculography, thallium imaging, and biplane ventriculography are unable to quantitate ventricular mass.