Electrocardiographic gating in positron emission computed tomography

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1979 Dec;3(6):733-9.


Electrocardiographic (ECG) synchronized multiple gated data acquisition was employed with positron emission computed tomography (ECT) to obtain images of myocardial blood pool and myocardium. The feasibility and requirements of multiple gated data acquisition in positron ECT were investigated for 13NH3, (18F)-2-fluoro-2-D-deoxyglucose, and (11C)-carboxyhemoglobin. Examples are shown in which image detail is enhanced and image interpretation is facilitated when ECG gating is employed in the data collection. Analysis of count rate data from a series of volunteers indicates that multiple, statistically adequate images can be obtained under a multiple gated data collection format without an increase in administered dose.

MeSH terms

  • Carbon Radioisotopes / administration & dosage
  • Electrocardiography*
  • Fluorine / administration & dosage
  • Heart / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart / physiology
  • Humans
  • Nitrogen Radioisotopes / administration & dosage
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement
  • Radioisotopes / administration & dosage
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed*


  • Carbon Radioisotopes
  • Nitrogen Radioisotopes
  • Radioisotopes
  • Fluorine