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PET myocardial perfusion imaging more effective than SPECT scans in detecting coronary disease

David T. Drummond ⎜Apr 6, 2018 ⎜ Industry

Key findings of the study:

  • Using PET scans instead of SPECT scans resulted in increased rates of diagnosis of severe obstructive coronary artery disease from 70 percent to 79 percent.
  • PET scans were associated with a lower incidence of invasive catheterization without identification of severe coronary artery disease (43% vs 55%). (more…)

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