Study: Cardiac CT not reliable in diagnosing myocardial ischemia

01/27/2013 | MolecularImaging.net

Resting cardiac 64-slice CT was not reliable in identifying myocardial ischemia when compared with radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging, according to a study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The CT method was not able to depict differential perfusion by visual or semiautomated evaluation, the study found. Other studies using 256- and 320-slice scanners with stress protocols or dual-energy CT may show improved accuracy, researchers said.

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