Prognostic Predictors and Outcomes in Patients with Abnormal Myocardial Perfusion Imaging and Angiographically Insignificant Coronary Artery Disease
In this podcast episode, Dr. Kenneth Brown of the University of Vermont College of Medicine discusses a new study that explores outcomes in patients with abnormal stress myocardial perfusion imaging suggestive of ischemia but angiographically insignificant coronary artery disease. Often labeled as "false positives", these patients are still at risk for major cardiac events according to the study's authors.
Prospective Evaluation of the Impact of Diabetes and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy on the Relationship Between Ischemia and Transient Ischemic Dilation of the Left Ventricle on Single Day Adenosine Tc99 Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Dr. Aiden Abidov of William Beaumont Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discusses the merits of this study and the controversy of TID ratio thresholds given the absence of literature on thresholds for single-day adenosine Tc-99m sestamibi protocols.
Different Manifestations of Coronary Artery Disease by Stress SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Coronary Calcium Scoring and Multi-Slice CT Coronary Angiography in Asymptomatic Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Dr. Todd Miller of the Mayo Clinic discusses the potential of three imaging modalities in detecting coronary artery disease in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Listen to Dr. Miller's review of this important study published in the July/August 2008 issue of the JNC. Disclosure: Dr. Miller receives research funding from Lantheus Medical Imaging and Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals and has consulting arrangements with TherOx, Inc. and The Medicines Company.
Supplement to Prospective Multi-Center Evaluation of Rapid Gated SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Podcast
In this bonus podcast episode, Dr. Gordon DePuey provides an articulate analysis of the evolution of rapid SPECT imaging. Hear his description of the challenges and breakthroughs in imaging equipment and software.
Listen in as Dr. Gordon DePuey of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital explains the latest research supporting the use of half-time acquisition protocols for SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging.
Diagnostic Performance of Fusion of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) and Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography
In this podcast episode, Dr. Philipp Kauffman of University Hospital Zurich reviews new research on the clinical value of fusion imaging versus side-by-side analysis or stand-alone MPI for detecting coronary artery disease.
The Additive Prognostic Value of Perfusion and Functional Data Assessed by Quantitative Gated SPECT in Women
In this podcast episode, Dr. Aiden Abidov of William Beaumont Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discusses whether perfusion and functional parameters derived from quantitative technetium-99m tetrofosmin SPECT can adequately be used for cardiac risk assessment in women.