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Cardiac PET Imaging: When It’s the Right Test at the Right Time
Diagnosing and treating patients well starts with choosing the most precise test. Cardiac PET imaging is the test of choice more often these days when it comes to assessing coronary artery disease, myocardial perfusion, viability and ventricular function in more complex patients. It makes sense clinically, operationally and financially. It also trumps SPECT in many ways, and can even play a role in cardiac disease prevention.
Learn from this panel of experts about which patients benefit most and the advantages cardiac PET brings in:
- Myocardial blood flow assessment in detecting coronary artery disease
- Assessing viable myocardium in dysfunctional left ventricular regions, examining transplants and vasculopathy
- Detecting cardiac sarcoidosis and infections in implanted cardiac devices
- Even avoiding unnecessary interventional procedures
For physicians and administrators alike, cardiac PET can add value to clinical practice and patient and practice management.
|Vasken Dilsizian, MD
Professor of Medicine and Radiology University of Maryland School of Medicine
|Timothy Bateman, MD
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Radiology Mid America Heart Institute Professor of Medicine University of Missouri at Kansas City
Randall Thompson, MD
|Patrick Bering, MD
Chief Cardiology Fellow University of Maryland Medical Center