Value-based imaging: Combining coronary artery calcium with myocardial perfusion imaging.

@article{Berman2016ValuebasedIC,
  title={Value-based imaging: Combining coronary artery calcium with myocardial perfusion imaging.},
  author={Daniel S Berman and Alan Rozanski},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={939-941}
}
The unsustainable rising cost of healthcare has thrust us into an era in which the use of medical tests must be of proven clinical value. For diagnostic cardiac tests, this means determining if testing leads to some combination of improving outcomes or cost savings— the new era of ‘‘value-based imaging.’’ Notably, in this regard, it is not the result of a… CONTINUE READING