sestamibi


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sestamibi

(sĕs′tə-mē′bē)
n.
An injectable drug containing an isotope of the radioactive element technetium, used in nuclear medicine imaging primarily to visualize the heart muscle, parathyroid glands, and breast tissue.

sestamibi

99mTc or technicium-99m sestamibi Imaging A myocardial perfusion agent for assessing an 'at-risk' myocardium–for acute MI, used with tomography to determine the final size of an acute MI
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MPI SPECT with thallium-201, Tc-99m sestamibi or tetrafosmin and PET imaging with F-18 flourodeoxyglucose (FDG) have an essential role in localising viable myocardium.
Because of the correlation between the number of oxyphil cells and abnormal parathyroid tissue visualization in sestamibi scintigraphy, it rarely yields positive results for PCs.
The gold standard for imaging is a technetium-99m sestamibi scan.
One patient would have more sestamibi redistributed at the time of the five-minute imaging than at the 60-minute imaging, and other patients would have more at 60 minutes than five minutes.
Parathyroid-Tc 99m Sestamibi scan did not reveal any evidence of parathyroid adenoma or hyperplasia (Figure 1).
Technetium-99m sestamibi scintigraphy is sensitive and specific for the staging and the followup of patients with multiple myeloma: a multicentre study on 397 scans.
We now show with MRI that single-point values of cTnI between 24 and 96h, as with sestamibi measurements (5), correlate well.
The sestamibi scan showed increased uptake on the lower left side, in accordance with the sonographic findings.
Selective post-race single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) Tc-99m sestamibi myocardial scintigraphy and B-natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were used to assess microinfarction and transient left ventricular dysfunction respectively.
Called technetium-99m sestamibi, the imaging "dye" consists of a radioactive tracer (technetium-99m) bound to a heart-seeking chemical (sestamibi).
Technetium-99m sestamibi imaging is one of the most helpful studies for localizing hyperfunctioning parathyroid gland tissue.