Tc-99m pyrophosphate myocardial imaging in perimyocarditis

M. Ahmad, J. P. Dubiel

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A focal or diffuse pattern of Tc-99m pyrophosphate (Tc-99m PPi) myocardial uptake may occur in patients with acute myocardial necrosis from various causes. A recent study has shown intense Tc-99m PPi myocardial uptake in experimental viral perimyocarditis in mice. This report described a patient with perimyocarditis, with intense, persistent, and generalized myocardial uptake of Tc-99m PPi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-454
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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