Routinely incorporating a prone position into SPECT MPI "allows us to safely call more studies completely normal" in myocardial ischemia imaging, Dr. Amar Trivedi of Northwestern University reported at ASNC2013, but it's not clear whether unneeded angioplasty is reduced with the protocol. Dr. David Wolinsky of the Cleveland Clinic said the shift has been discussed in clinical circles, but it's not clear how many imaging groups have adopted the approach, which addresses artifacts from the diaphragm and breast.

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