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Research Article, Prensa Med Argent Vol: 101 Issue: 6

Application of Appropriate- Use-Criteria to Single- Photon Emission Computed Tomography Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (SPECTMPI) Test Results: A Retrospective Analysis

Abstract

Application of Appropriate- Use-Criteria to Single- Photon Emission Computed Tomography Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (SPECTMPI) Test Results: A Retrospective Analysis

Background: The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/ American Heart Association (AHA)/American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) guidelines are designed to select those patients who would benefit the most from stress myocardial perfusion imaging. Unfortunately, these guidelines are infrequently used. Multiple studies have shown varying degrees of adherence to the appropriateness criteria, thus exposing patients to unnecessary radiation risk and imposing a financial burden on the health system.

Keywords: Appropriate use criteria; Single-photon emission computed tomography; Myocardial perfusion scan; Risk stratification; Pretest risk

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