Unilateral breast uptake on radionuclide ventriculography

Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Oyebola O. Sogbein, Xuan H. Pham, Lionel S. Zuckier

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Abstract

Gated equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography is frequently used to measure the left ventricular ejection fraction. We report a case of unilateral breast activity resulting in significant underestimation of the left ventricular ejection fraction, which mimicked a left ventricular aneurysm, pseudoaneurysm, or an intrathoracic vascular mass. Unilateral breast uptake, in the absence of gastric activity, was presumed because of increased blood pool in the lactating breast, a finding not previously reported in the literature. This case is also presented to emphasize the importance of localizing abnormalities based on a review of tomographic images or images taken in at least 2 orthogonal projections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-631
Number of pages3
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Volume39
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Radionuclide Ventriculography
Gated Blood-Pool Imaging
Breast
Stroke Volume
False Aneurysm
Aneurysm
Blood Vessels
Stomach

Keywords

  • mTc-labeled RBCs
  • Breast uptake
  • Radionuclide ventriculography
  • Sodium/iodide symporter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Unilateral breast uptake on radionuclide ventriculography. / Pelletier-Galarneau, Matthieu; Sogbein, Oyebola O.; Pham, Xuan H.; Zuckier, Lionel S.

In: Clinical nuclear medicine, Vol. 39, No. 7, 07.2014, p. 629-631.

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Pelletier-Galarneau, Matthieu ; Sogbein, Oyebola O. ; Pham, Xuan H. ; Zuckier, Lionel S. / Unilateral breast uptake on radionuclide ventriculography. In: Clinical nuclear medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 39, No. 7. pp. 629-631.
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