CCTA, SPECT MPI yield similar outcomes in chest pain

August 13, 2015

Although they provide different radiation exposure levels and patient experiences, SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and coronary CT angiography (CCTA) produce remarkably similar outcomes in initial imaging for chest pain, according to a new study.

Over more than three years of follow-up, the two scans delivered roughly the same outcomes and resource utilization statistics among chest-pain patients who had one exam or the other, concluded lead author Dr. Jeffrey Levsky, PhD, and colleagues from Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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