Technetium-99m methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile (MIBI) myocardial scintigraphy has been proposed as an alternative to Thallium 201 myocardial imaging in the evaluation of patients with coronary artery diseases. We studied 39 patients (37 men, mean age 56 +/- 9 years) with suspected coronary artery disease. All patients underwent 99mTc MIBI myocardial scintigraphy after stress and at rest. Coronary arteriography, performed within 1 month, showed significant (greater than or equal to 50%) stenosis of at least 1 epicardial coronary artery in 36 subjects. 99mTc MIBI myocardial scintigraphy exhibited 94% sensitivity (34/36 patients) and 100% specificity (3/3 subjects with normal coronary arteries). Sensitivity for individual vessel stenosis was 81% (96% for the left anterior descending artery, 65% for the circumflex artery and 79% for the right artery). Our data show that 99mTc MIBI myocardial scintigraphy is capable of evaluating patients with coronary artery diseases.
|Translated title of the contribution||Myocardial scintigraphy with technetium 99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile. A comparison with coronary arteriography in patients with suspected ischemic cardiopathy|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging