3/11/2014

Rubidium-82 cardiac PET appears promising for imaging obese patients, a new study has found. A total of 7,061 patients who were evaluated with Rb-82 PET myocardial perfusion imaging were classified according to BMI and followed for cardiac death and all-cause mortality, and researchers found the approach "has incremental prognostic value in all patients, irrespective of BMI." Details of the study appear in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.

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