SPECT, calcium scoring beneficial for patients with known CAD

07/28/2009 | HealthImaging.com

A study on patients with known coronary artery disease who underwent both calcium scoring and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging showed that those with a calcium score above 400 had a greater risk of severe cardiac events, such as cardiac death or heart attack. Calcium scoring "adds prognostic value to SPECT findings," a researcher said.

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