Patient is a 77-year-old female who presented with atypical chest pain. Past medical history includes hypertension. ECG shows normal sinus rhythm and nonspecific T-wave abnormalities. Patient’s medication chart included Atenolol, Famotidine, Aspirin, and Lovenox®. Time between SPECT and Cardiac PET exam was 14 days.
BMI: 31 Kg/m2
|Mode of Stress||Adenosine (4 minutes)||Dipyridamole (4 minutes)|
|Blood Pressure Response||Normal||Normal|
|Length of Exam Time||2.5 hours||40 minutes|
SPECT MPI Report
Since the SPECT images shown here could not be read with confidence, the patient was subsequently referred for a PET scan.
PET MPI Report
The PET images demonstrated normal myocardial perfusion with interpretive certainty.
Note: Cardiac catheterization was not performed because the PET MPI study was normal.
Reference: Case study courtesy of Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (http://www.medicalimaging.org/about-mita/detail-kits/). The report was prepared by Dr. Marcelo DiCarli at Harvard/Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.