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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69-70

Recurrent 99mTc sestamibi emboli in the lungs revealed on consecutive rest and stress single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography myocardial perfusion images


Department of Nuclear Medicine, Pendik Research and Training Hospital, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Salih Ozguven
Marmara University Pendik Research and Training Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Istanbul 34690
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_108_18

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Many causes of incidental focal uptake on raw data images using myocardial perfusion imaging, including malignant diseases, metastatic processes, benign pathologies, and physiological conditions, have been reported in the literature. However, iatrogenic 99mTc sestamibi emboli have not yet been reported. Herein, we demonstrated iatrogenic 99mTc sestamibi embolization on consecutive rest and stressed myocardial perfusion images at different locations.


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