Applicability of the Appropriate use Criteria for Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy

  title={Applicability of the Appropriate use Criteria for Myocardial Perfusion
  author={Anderson de Oliveira and Maria Fernanda Rezende and Renato Fernandes Corr{\^e}a and Rodrigo Mousinho and Jader Cunha de Azevedo and Sandra Marina Ribeiro de Miranda and Aline Ribeiro Oliveira and Ricardo Fraga Gutterres and Evandro Tinoco Mesquita and Claudio Mesquita},
  booktitle={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia},
Background: Appropriateness Criteria for nuclear imaging exams were created by American College of Cardiology (ACC) e American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) to allow the rational use of tests. Little is known whether these criteria have been followed in clinical practice. Objective: To evaluate whether the medical applications of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in a private nuclear medicine service of a tertiary cardiology hospital were suitable to the criteria of indications… CONTINUE READING