CT stress MPI comparable with SPECT in identifying stenosis

09/8/2009 | Modern Medicine

An analysis of data from patients who had invasive angiography and a nuclear stress test showed that CT perfusion had 79% sensitivity and 80% specificity in finding stenosis of at least 50% on invasive angiography while SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging had 67% sensitivity and 83% specificity. CT angiography during adenosine showed 96% sensitivity and 73% specificity for finding stenosis of at least 70% on invasive angiography. "We showed the feasibility of a novel cardiac CT protocol that combines stress and rest myocardial perfusion imaging together with coronary computed tomography angiography in a single examination," the researchers said.

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