Posted by 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%).
Overall, PET more successfully identified patients with severe obstructive CAD and need for revascularization; compared to SPECT, PET scans increased true positives and reduced false positives for severe coronary artery disease.