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HERDIN Record #: PCHRD12070123395844 Submitted: 01 July 2012 Modified: 27 August 2012

Relationship of body mass index and related anthropometric measurements on the image quality of thallium-201 and technetium-99m sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging.

Raneil Joseph F. Bautista,
Jerry M. Obaldo

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The study aims to determine the relationship of body mass index (BMI) and related anthropometric measurements on the image quality of Tl-201 and Tc-99m sestamibi myocardial perfusion scans (MPS). A total of 163 scans were analyzed. A blinded experienced physician performed visual analysis on the scans image quality on two different occasions. Quantitative parameter used was the heart-to-lung ratio (HLR). Regression analysis was done to determine the association of HLR with BMI and myocardial tracer uptake, ROC curves were generated to establish BMI and HLR cut-off points. Increasing BMI was associated with visually poorer images in the Tl-201 MPS group (p 0.003) but not for the Tc-99m MPS group (p 0.065). It was also associated with decrease HLR and myocardial tracer upatake for both tracers (p <0.001). ROC curves revealed BMI cut-off points of 28 (Tl-201 p 0.000; Tc99m sestamibi p 0.004) for both procedures; HR cut-off values of 3.0 for Tl-201 )p 0.295) and 2.5 for Tc-99m sestamibi (p 0.875). the image quality of Tl-201 scans begins to deteriorate at a BMI of 28 and HLR of 3.0 with myocardial count density reduction (less than or equal to 6000 counts) translating to visually poorer images. On the other hand , image quality of Tc-99m sestamibi scans also tend to deteriorate similarly at a BMI of 28. However, in contrast to Tl-201, the lower HLR cut-off of 2.5 suggests a relatively higher myocardial count density (greater than or equal to 9000 counts) rendering the image quality to be still satisfactory for subjective assessment.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Clinical trials/Clinical investigations (RCT's)
Title
The Philippine Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
January-June 2012
Volume
7
Issue
1
Page(s)
11-17
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