Comparison of contemporaneous left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) obtained from planar gated cardiac blood pool scans (GCBPS) and Tl-201 gated myocardial perfusion scans (MPS) using a novel solid state dedicated cardiac camera

Kenneth Yap, Martin H Cherk, Bruce Van Every, Michael John Bailey, Michael Kelly, Victor Kalff

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There is limited data on the concordance of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) obtained via solid state dedicated cardiac cameras (SSD) and gated cardiac blood pool scans (GCBPS). This study aimed to examine the agreement of LVEF measured during GCBPS and Tl-201 myocardial perfusion scans (MPS) using SSD. Methods: Seventy six patients were enrolled. Following stress MPS with 0.8 Mbq/kg (0.022 mCi/kg) Tl-201 and 8-frame gated rest studies after additional 15 Mbq (0.41 mCi) Tl-201, LVEFs were obtained using ECToolbox (ECT) and quantitative gated SPECT (QGS) software. Same day 16-frame planar GCBPS were performed. Interobserver variability was compared and LVEF results were compared using paired t tests, Pearson s correlation and the differences of the LVEF were plotted against GCBPS values. Results: For GCBPS, ECT and QGS, the mean (?SD) LVEF was 52 ? 14 , 61 ? 18 and 48 ? 19 , respectively. When compared to GCBPS, ECT and QGS, LVEFs had similar R values of 0.85 and 0.83, respectively, and mean differences [95 limits of agreement (LA)] of -8.6 (-27.4 to +10.2 , P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367 - 374
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nuclear Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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