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Rubidium Rb 82 (By injection)

Used in adults to help diagnose heart disease during a procedure called a positron emission tomography (PET) scan.

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Rubidium Rb 82 injection is used in adults to help diagnose heart disease. It is used in a procedure called a positron emission tomography (PET) scan to help your doctor see an image of your heart. This medicine shows how much blood is getting to your heart muscle when you are resting or exercising (stressed). Rubidium Rb 82 belongs to the group of medicines called radiopharmaceuticals… Read more
Brand names include
Cardiogen-82 Generator
Drug classes About this
Diagnostic Agent, Radiopharmaceutical Imaging

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Evidence reviews

Does rubidium-82 PET have superior accuracy to SPECT perfusion imaging for the diagnosis of obstructive coronary disease? A systematic review and meta-analysis

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of rubidium (Rb)-82 positron emission tomography (PET) for the diagnosis of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in comparison to single-photon emission tomography (SPECT).

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