99mTc-Sestamibi: Clinical Applications

99mTc-Sestamibi: Clinical Applications


99mTc-sestamibi is a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) radiotracer that is widely used for the imaging of myocardial perfusion, as well as a variety of malignant and benign diseases. 99mTc-Sestamibi Clinical Applications provides a detailed and informative overview of almost all the oncologic and non-oncologic applications of 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT, including several relatively rare indications. Different disease-related protocols for 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT are presented, and for each disease a comprehensive summary of the relevant pathology and epidemiology is provided. Throughout, there is a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of use of this popular tracer, including instructions for the preparation of several commercially available tracer kits. Clinical practitioners will find this book to be an invaluable guide to the application and benefits of 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT in both the inpatient and the outpatient setting.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-xi
Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy of the SPECT-Tracer Technetium- 99m -Hexakis-2-methoxy-2-isobutyl isonitrile ( 99m Tc-Sestamibi)....Pages 1-6
Physics and Radiation Exposure....Pages 7-24
Preparation of Tc-99m-Sestamibi....Pages 25-30
Parathyroid Imaging....Pages 31-63
Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy with 99mTc-MIBI....Pages 65-85
99m Tc-Sestamibi Scintimammography....Pages 87-132
Tc-99m-MIBI for Thyroid Imaging....Pages 133-158
Tc-99m Sestamibi in Miscellaneous Tumors....Pages 159-173
Oncologic Applications of Sestamibi: In Vivo Imaging of Multi-Drug Resistance....Pages 175-189
Back Matter....Pages 191-194


  • Author: Stefan Guhlke (auth.), Jan Bucerius, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Hans-Jrgen Biersack (eds.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
  • ISBN-10: 3642042325
  • ISBN-13: 9783642042324
  • Pages: 206
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 2.6M
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