Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Cardiac anatomy as seen in planar nuclear imaging


Planar nuclear projection images of myocardial perfusion using technetium-99m sestamibi as the perfusion agent demonstrates the anterior, left anterior oblique, and left lateral nuclear images compared to comparable anatomic illustrations. The majority of the nuclear myocardial image is provided by the full thickness of the left ventricular myocardium. The right ventricular free wall and atrial walls are much thinner structures but define the outline of their cavities.


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