Background: Exercise and dipyridamole 99mTc-labeled methoxy isobutyl isonitrile (MIBI) myocardial scintigraphy have been widely used for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, only limited data on adenosine 99mTc-labeled MIBI cardiac imaging are currently available. This study was designed to assess the accuracy of quantitative adenosinerest 99mTc-labeled MIBI tomography in the diagnosis and localization of CAD. Methods and Results: Fifty-seven consecutive patients with suspected CAD who underwent coronary angiography and 22 normal volunteers were studied. All patients underwent 99mTc-labeled MIBI tomography after administration of adenosine (140 μg/kg intravenously for 6 minutes) and at rest. A total of 171 vascular coronary territories were analyzed quantitatively. All patients with CAD (≥50% luminal stenosis) (n=55) had abnormal 99mTc-labeled MIBI tomograms. The normalcy rate was 86% by quantitative analysis. Overall sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy for detection of individual stenosed vessels were 84%, 87%, and 85%, respectively. In patients with one-vessel CAD (n=24), sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy in the detection of individual stenosed vessels were significantly (p99mTc-labeled MIBI tomography is accurate for identifying patients with CAD and localizing individual stenosed coronary arteries.
- cardiac imaging
- Myocardial perfusion
- single-photon emission computed tomography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine