Accuracy of washout rate analysis for thallium-201 single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging using cadmium zinc telluride detectors: A phantom study.

Author(s) Ishihara, M.; Onoguchi, M.; Shibutani, T.
Journal JRSM Cardiovasc Dis
Date Published 2020 Jan-Dec
Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of washout rate (WOR) analysis for thallium-201 chloride (Tl) single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging data acquired using cadmium zinc telluride detectors and a myocardial phantom.

Methods: A myocardial phantom was injected with 10.5 MBq Tl, and 10-min acquisitions were performed at 0, 24, 46, and 62 h to accommodate natural radioactive decay over time. Global myocardial WOR (global-WOR) and regional WOR (regional-WOR, left anterior descending artery [LAD], right coronary artery [RCA], and left circumflex artery [LCX]) were analyzed between 0 and 24 h (infarction model), 0 and 46 h (ischemia model), and 0 and 62 h (normal model), respectively. We compared the calculated radioactive decay-rate as a reference standard and phantom imaging WOR (phantom-WOR).

Results: Decay-rate versus phantom-WOR were 20.4% vs. 20.8% (global-WOR), 21.3% (LAD), 21.2% (RCA), and 19.7% (LCX) for the infarction model; 35.4% vs. 35.6% (global-WOR), 35.5% (LAD), 36.2% (RCA), and 35.2% (LCX) for the ischemia model; and 44.5% vs. 45.1% (global-WOR), 45.4% (LAD), 44.7% (RCA), and 43.5% (LCX) for the normal model.

Conclusion: WOR analysis for Tl single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging using cadmium zinc telluride detectors is a reliable analysis method.

DOI 10.1177/2048004019900600
ISSN 2048-0040
Citation JRSM Cardiovasc Dis. 2020;9:2048004019900600.

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