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Tc-99m-Perfusion

Tc-99m-MDP SPECT/CT bone scan displaying radio-isotope uptake in a coronal slice of the spine. Courtesy Lawson Health Research Institute.

Tc-99m-MDP SPECT/CT bone scan displaying the uptake of a benign bone tumor in a coronal slice of the pelvis. Courtesy Lawson Health Research Institute.

Tc-99m-MDP SPECT/CT bone scan displaying the uptake of a benign bone tumor in a coronal slice of the left arm. Courtesy Lawson Health Research Institute.
Tc-99m is used in myocardial perfusion imaging (i.e., comparing a 'rest' and 'stress' image to identify ischemia/infarction), avid infarct imaging (to detect damaged myocardial tissue post-MI) and cardiac function studies (to determine how well the heart is pumping via LVEF).  

 

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