Non-matched images with 123I-IMP and 99mTc-bicisate single-photon emission tomography in the demonstration of focal hyperaemia during the subacute phase of an ischaemic stroke.

Tamgac F., Moretti J. L. , Defer G., Weinmann P., Roussi A., Cesaro P.

European journal of nuclear medicine, vol.21, pp.254-7, 1994 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00188674
  • Journal Name: European journal of nuclear medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.254-7
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Focal hyperaemia is a fairly common phenomenon in the subacute phase of an ischaemic stroke. This has rarely been reported with iodine-123 iodoamphetamine (IMP) and has never been identified using technetium-99m bicisate (Tc-99m-ECD). In this report, we present the case of a patient suffering from a left cerebral posterior stroke. I-123-IMP single-photon emission tomography (SPET) images showed a large area of significantly increased IMP activity located in the left occipital region whereas Tc-99m-bicisate SPET displayed hypoactivity in the same area.