Myocardial SPECT is a radionuclide diagnostic method based on the assessment of perfusion of the heart muscle after intravenous administration of a radiopharmaceutical drug (RP). In areas of the myocardium with preserved blood flow, there is a uniform accumulation of radiopharmaceutical, whereas in areas of the heart muscle with reduced blood supply, defects in the distribution of RP are determined. Myocardial SPECT is used in cardiology to diagnose and assess the severity of ischemia and cicatricial changes of the myocardium, to monitor the effectiveness of conservative treatment of coronary artery disease and surgical revascularization interventions, to clarify the etiology of electrocardiographic changes. In order to increase the sensitivity and specificity of the study, the SPECT is supplemented with ECG synchronization and functional tests.
Author: Artur Kh.
General Practitioner. Work experience in medicine - 7 years. I consider it necessary to constantly educate myself and improve my skills, I adhere to the principles of evidence-based medicine in my work, I am guided by the well-known rule "Do no harm". My credo in life is "If you want to do something well, do it yourself."