Document Type: Original Article
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Namazi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Coronary heart disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death specially among elderly. Coronary angiography is the best diagnostic method in the patients, but is unfortunately an invasive procedure with its inherent risks. Myocardial perfusion scan is a noninvasive and sensitive method for evaluation of CAD and is suggested by many investigators in recent years. In this study, 64 patients who had a Tc-99m MIBI SPECT myocardial perfusion study at our department, underwent coronary angiography within 4 months. Correlation of the methods revealed that SPECT Tc-99m-MIBI had a high sensitivity and specificity in our hand, which is comparable with international findings.