Modern opportunities of radionuclide methods for diagnosis of inflammatory processes in the myocardium

S. I. Sazonova, Yu N. Ilyushenkova, Yu B. Lishmanov

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The review is devoted to the radionuclide diagnostics of inflammatory processes in the myocardium. The work briefly describes the main radiopharmaceuticals proposed for visualization of inflammation in cardiology, compares their scintigraphic characteristics, parameters of sensitivity and specificity. The authors discuss unsolved problems, as well as the prospects of nuclear medicine in terms of diagnosing inflammatory diseases. Literature was searched using electronic bibliographic databases, such as Medline, PubMed, E-library.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-150
Number of pages9
JournalRussian Electronic Journal of Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • Cardiac inflammation
  • Myocarditis
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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