Myocardial Infarct Imaging with 99mTc- Pyrophosphate and 99mTc-Methylene Diphosphonate: Lack of Correlation

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A prospective study of eight patients with recent transmural myocardial infarction was performed using 99mTc-Sn-pyrophosphate and 99mTc-Sn-methylene diphosphonate in each patient. All pyrophosphate scans were strongly positive whereas the diphosphonate scan was strongly positive in only one case. We conclude that 99mTc-Sn-pyrophosphate is preferable to 99mTc-Sn-methylene diphosphonate for myocardial imaging.

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