Optimal positioning in the detection of inferior wall infarct size with myocardial perfusion scintigraphy: prone vs. supine


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Dogan I. , SÖNMEZ B. , Karaman K., ÇELİK S., TÜRKER O.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.10, no.6, pp.539-543, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2010.161
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.539-543

Abstract

Objective: The prone position is commonly utilized to reduce false positive perfusion defects because this position overcomes the diaphragmatic inferior wall attenuation in single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) studies. We investigated whether the prone position had an important advantage over the supine position in determining the severity and extent of infarct in patients with acute inferior myocardial infarction (MI).