Clinical utility of a multigated modified anterior projection in the detection of left ventricular inferior and apical wall motion abnormalities

Clin Nucl Med. 1982 Apr;7(4):161-5. doi: 10.1097/00003072-198204000-00004.


Recent evidence indicates that the left anterior oblique projection (LAO) multigated radionuclide ventriculogram (RVG) underestimates presence and extent of apical and inferior left ventricular (LV) wall motion abnormalities. We investigated, prospectively, the sensitivity and specificity of a modified anterior projection (MAP), which incorporates cephalad tilting. Thirty-three consecutive patients undergoing cardiac catheterization suspected to have coronary artery disease were studied with RVG, using both the MAP and LAO views. LAO views were analyzed using the ejection fraction image (REFI), and the regional ejection fraction (REF) of the inferoapical region. The MAP studies were analyzed using stroke volume image (SVI) to evaluate apical and inferior LV regions. Results were as follows: (Formula: see text), Both intraobserver and interobserver variabilities were comparable to those of conventional angiographic studies used in detection of apical and inferior asynergy. It is concluded that the multigated MAP offers additional information about abnormalities of the LV inferior and apical regions.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Angiography / methods
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Septum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Septum / physiopathology
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m
  • Stroke Volume
  • Technetium*


  • Technetium
  • Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m