Table 1

‚ÄÉRadiation exposure and risk associated with different MPS protocols

RadiopharmaceuticalProtocolDose (MBq)Effective dose equivalent (mSv)Lifetime risk of fatal cancer
Risk assumes exposure of a healthy 40 year old, and there is a 10 year latency period. For comparison, the background lifetime risk of fatal cancer is approximately 1 in 3.
Thallium-201Stress redistribution80181 in 1389
Stress reinjection120271 in 926
99mTc-sestamibiTwo day800101 in 2500
One day1000131 in 2083
99mTc-tetrofosminTwo day80081 in 3125
One day1000101 in 2500