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Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy in a Patient with Myocarditis


  • Abdullatif Amini
  • Firoozeh Dehdar
  • Esmail Jafari
  • Ali Gholamrezanezhad
  • Majid Assadi

Received Date: 21.04.2019 Accepted Date: 05.08.2019 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2021;30(1):50-53

We report a case of myocarditis imaged with technetium-99m octreotide cardiac single-photon emission computed tomography which showed diffuse uptake in the myocardium, indicating inflammatory reaction to myocardial damage. Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy of the heart could be considered in patients with suspected cardiac inflammation. This could facilitate early diagnosis and guide appropriate treatment.

Keywords: Myocarditis, somatostatin receptor scintigraphy, Tc-99m octreotide, myocarditis, SPECT


Informed Consent: Written informed consent of the patient was obtained from the patients.

Peer-review: Externally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Concept: A.A., A.G., M.A., Design: A.A., A.G., M.A., Data Collection or Processing: F.D., E.J., Literature Search: A.A., M.A., E.J., Writing: M.A., E.J.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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