Quantifying myocardial flow reserve with PET aids in CAD diagosis

August 17, 2012

The quantification of myocardial flow reserve (MFR) in 13N-ammonia PET/CT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) provides a substantial added diagnostic value for detection of coronary artery disease (CAD), according to study results in the August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. In patients with normal MPI results, quantification of MFR helps to unmask clinically significant CAD.