Risk assessment of patients with known or suspected CAD using stress myocardial perfusion SPECT. Part II: Determining cost-effective test strategies.


In this era of cost containment, each step of a testing protocol must be evaluated carefully for appropriateness and prognostic value. Exercise stress single-photon emission CT (SPECT) is finding a niche in the examination of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. When preceded by careful patient screening, stress SPECT, alone or combined… (More)


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