myocardial infarction scan

myocardial infarction scan

Nuclear cardiology A noninvasive method for determining the location and extent of an MI, based on the sequestration–pooling of a radiopharmaceutical–eg, 99mTc-Sn-pyrophosphate, which results in a 'hot spot' in the infarcted region of the heart, when an image is captured with a gamma camera
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