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Nuclear Cardiology Board Review Sample Question 1

Which of the vessels likely provides blood supply to the circled area in the below polar plot image in a patient with normal coronary anatomy?


  • ASeptal branches of the left anterior descending coronary artery
  • BDiagonal branches of the left anterior descending coronary artery
  • CPosterior descending branch of the right coronary artery
  • DObtuse marginal branch of the left circumflex coronary artery
Nuclear Cardiology Board Review Sample Question 2

A 70-year-old female with a history of chest pain presents for myocardial perfusion scan with Tc99m sestamibi. “Rotating” planar, tomographic, and polar plot images are pictured below. Left ventricular systolic function at rest was normal with LVEF of 68%. Which of the following is true?


  • AThere is normal myocardial perfusion and no evidence of myocardial ischemia but an abnormality is noted on "rotating" planar imaging.
  • BThere is anterior wall ischemia and an abnormality is noted on "rotating" planar imaging.
  • CThere is septal ischemia and an abnormality is noted on "rotating" planar imaging.
  • DThere is normal myocardial perfusion and no abnormality is noted on "rotating" planar imaging.

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