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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508270/the-impact-of-combined-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-and-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-on-downstream-evaluation-and-management
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Georgios Christopoulos, John Bois, Thomas G Allison, Martin Rodriguez-Porcel, Panithaya Chareonthaitawee
OBJECTIVE: The diagnostic yield of combined cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in patients referred for stress testing has received limited study. METHODS: We evaluated consecutive patients who underwent combined CPET-MPI at a single tertiary referral center between 2011 and 2015. An abnormal CPET was defined as any of the following: reduced oxygen consumption, cardiac output impairment, or pulmonary impairment. Normal MPI was defined as the absence of resting or stress perfusion defect...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493201/nuclear-cardiology-practice-in-spain
#2
Amelia Jimenez-Heffernan, Santiago Aguade-Bruix, Irene Casans-Tormo
BACKGROUND: In Spain, nuclear cardiology (NC) procedures represent the second most frequently performed studies in nuclear medicine (NM) centers. METHODS: The NC Working Group of the Spanish Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging invited NM departments across the country to answer an online questionnaire regarding 2014 activity. RESULTS: Data on 40,161 patients from 42 centers were collected. The responding public centers served 39% of Spain´s population...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469688/significance-of-abnormal-myocardial-perfusion-scans-in-candidates-for-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
#3
Atefe Esmaili, Saeed Farzanefar, Alireza Emami-Ardakani, Mehrshad Abbasi
Background: The implications of cardiac risk stratification before orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) are not well established. We studied the usefulness of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in this scenario. Methods: MPI data of 24 patients (9 females), candidates of OLT, were collected. They underwent MPI as part of their preoperative risk assessment. MPIs were interpreted by 2 nuclear physicians, who had access to clinical data, scan, and semi-quantification results (i.e., quantitative perfusion single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) [QPS] and quantitative gated SPECT [QGS])...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462467/the-effect-of-ct-based-attenuation-correction-on-the-automatic-perfusion-score-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-using-a-dedicated-cardiac-solid-state-czt-spect-ct
#4
John A Kennedy, Yafim Brodov, Adam L Weinstein, Ora Israel, Alex Frenkel
BACKGROUND: Data regarding cardiac cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT)-specific augmented databases and their impact on CT-based attenuation correction (AC) perfusion scores in myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) were obtained on a multiple-pinhole CZT SPECT/CT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Summed stress (SSS) and rest scores (SRS) were measured using automated software in three independent patient groups: group 1 (n = 80) underwent MPI on both CZT and conventional sodium iodide (NaI) devices, group 2 (n = 80) with low coronary artery disease likelihood and normal MPI provided reference CZT databases; and group 3 (n = 152) served to compare AC and non-AC (NAC) scores on CZT...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456317/long-term-prognostic-value-of-appropriate-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#5
Angela S Koh, Weng Kit Lye, Shaw Yang Chia, Jennifer Salunat-Flores, Ling L Sim, Felix Y J Keng, Ru San Tan, Terrance S J Chua
Appropriate use criteria (AUC) for single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion images (SPECT-MPIs) were developed to address the growth of cardiac imaging studies. Long-term prognostic value of AUC in SPECT-MPI has not been tested in existing cohorts. We sought to determine the long-term prognostic value of MPI classified as appropriate. AUC was evaluated in a prospectively designed cohort of patients who underwent clinically indicated MPI. MPI studies were classified based on 2009 AUC for SPECT-MPI...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454833/changes-in-cardiovascular-medication-after-coronary-artery-calcium-scanning-and-normal-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-symptomatic-patients
#6
Elsemiek M Engbers, Jorik R Timmer, Mohamed Mouden, Siert Knollema, Pieter L Jager, Jan Paul Ottervanger
The impact of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring on subsequent changes in cardiovascular medication use in symptomatic patients with normal myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) findings is not well established. The aim of the current study was to evaluate changes in aspirin and statin use in patients suspected for coronary artery disease after CAC scoring and normal single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) MPI. METHODS: In the current study, 1,033 stable symptomatic patients without a known history of coronary artery disease with normal SPECT MPI who underwent concomitant CAC scoring were included...
April 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450561/prognostic-value-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-with-czt-spect-camera-in-patients-suspected-for-coronary-artery-disease
#7
Elsemiek M Engbers, Jorik R Timmer, Mohamed Mouden, Siert Knollema, Pieter L Jager, Jan Paul Ottervanger
The prognostic value of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with the cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) camera is not well established. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to evaluate the prognostic value of MPI performed with a CZT SPECT camera in a large cohort of patients suspected for coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods: 4057 consecutive symptomatic stable patients without a history of CAD underwent CZT SPECT MPI. During a median follow-up of 2.4 years (25th-75th percentile:1...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447283/adenosine-stress-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-octogenarians-safety-tolerability-and-long-term-prognostic-implications-of-hemodynamic-response-and-spect-related-variables
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Athanasios Katsikis, Athanasios Theodorakos, Spyridon Papaioannou, Antonios Kalkinis, Genovefa Kolovou, Konstantinos Konstantinou, Maria Koutelou
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of tolerability, safety, and prognostic implications of adenosine stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in octogenarians. METHODS: 370 octogenarians (49% known coronary artery disease) were studied. Hemodynamic response, MPI-related data, and rest-left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) based on echocardiography were registered per patient, and prospective follow-up was performed to document all-cause death (ACD), cardiac death (CD), myocardial infarction (MI), and late revascularization...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439760/prognostic-study-of-cardiac-events-in-japanese-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-using-ecg-gated-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-final-3-year-report-of-the-j-access-3-study
#9
Satoko Nakamura, Yuhei Kawano, Kenichi Nakajima, Hiroki Hase, Nobuhiko Joki, Tsuguru Hatta, Shigeyuki Nishimura, Masao Moroi, Susumu Nakagawa, Tokuo Kasai, Hideo Kusuoka, Yasuchika Takeishi, Mitsuru Momose, Kazuya Takehana, Mamoru Nanasato, Syunichi Yoda, Hidetaka Nishina, Naoya Matsumoto, Tsunehiko Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is considered useful for risk stratification among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), without renal deterioration by contrast media. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Japanese Assessment of Cardiac Events and Survival Study by Quantitative Gated SPECT (J-ACCESS 3) is a multicenter, prospective cohort study investigating the ability of MPI to predict cardiac events in 529 CKD patients without a definitive coronary artery disease...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406042/attributes-of-nuclear-imaging-centers-impacting-physician-referrals-for-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-tests
#10
Junlong Li, Christy R Houle, James R Spalding, Hongbo Yang, Cheryl Q Xiang, Therese M Kitt, Rita M Kristy, Eric Q Wu
AIM: To evaluate nuclear imaging center attributes that cardiologists and primary care physicians (PCPs) consider when referring patients for single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT-MPI) tests, and how these attributes impact physician referral decisions in the United States. METHODS: A targeted literature review and seven one-to-one interviews with physicians and imaging center directors were conducted to identify attributes that could impact physicians' referral decisions...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405882/iq-spect-for-thallium-201-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-effect-of-normal-databases-on-quantification
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Takahiro Konishi, Kenichi Nakajima, Koichi Okuda, Hiroto Yoneyama, Shinro Matsuo, Takayuki Shibutani, Masahisa Onoguchi, Seigo Kinuya
OBJECTIVE: Although IQ-single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) provides rapid acquisition and attenuation-corrected images, the unique technology may create characteristic distribution different from the conventional imaging. This study aimed to compare the diagnostic performance of IQ-SPECT using Japanese normal databases (NDBs) with that of the conventional SPECT for thallium-201 ((201)Tl) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). METHODS: A total of 36 patients underwent 1-day (201)Tl adenosine stress-rest MPI...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400923/significance-of-inferior-wall-ischemia-in-non-dominant-right-coronary-artery-anatomy
#12
Ali Osama Malik, Oliver Abela, Subodh Devabhaktuni, Arhama Aftab Malik, Gayle Allenback, Chowdhury H Ahsan, Sanjay Malhotra, Jimmy Diep
AIM: To investigate the relationship of inferior wall ischemia on myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with non-dominant right coronary artery anatomy. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational analysis of consecutive patients who presented to the emergency department with primary complaint of chest pain. Only patients who underwent single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) were included. Patients who showed a reversible defect on SPECT MPI and had coronary angiography during the same hospitalization was analyzed...
March 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377546/high-prevalence-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-saudi-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion
#13
Ahmed L Fathala, Salwa Q Bukhari, Mohamed Shoukri, Hani El Sergani, Bandar Al-Ghamdi, Abdulaziz Al-Sugair
BACKGROUND: Normal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has a high negative predictive value for ischemic heart disease. Thus, the presence of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis detected by coronary artery calcification (CAC) score in patients who have under-gone SPECT MPI is unknown. OBJECTIVES: Determine the prevalence of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in patients with normal SPECT MPI and examine the association of CAC with conventional coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors...
March 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353213/development-and-validation-of-an-automatic-method-to-detect-the-latest-contracting-viable-left-ventricular-segments-to-assist-guide-crt-therapy-from-gated-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#14
Weihua Zhou, Ningchao Tao, Xiaofeng Hou, Yao Wang, Russell D Folks, David C Cooke, Valeria M Moncayo, Ernest V Garcia, Jiangang Zou
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to use ECG-gated SPECT MPI to detect the latest contracting viable left ventricular (LV) segments to help guide the LV probe placement used in CRT therapy and to validate segment selection against the visual integration method by experts. METHODS: For each patient, the resting ECG-gated SPECT MPI short-axis images were sampled in 3D to generate a polar map of the perfusion distribution used to determine LV myocardial viability, and to measure LV synchronicity using our phase analysis tool...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330657/diagnostic-accuracy-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-with-czt-technology-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-comparison-with%C3%A2-invasive-coronary-angiography
#15
Francesco Nudi, Ami E Iskandrian, Orazio Schillaci, Mariangela Peruzzi, Giacomo Frati, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to summarize the evidence on stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) technology for the diagnosis of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). The CZT cameras are newly introduced, and comparative data with the conventional Anger technology (Anger-MPI) are lacking. BACKGROUND: The diagnostic accuracy of Anger-MPI for detection of angiographically significant CAD is well established; however, less evidence is available on the diagnostic accuracy of CZT-MPI...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290100/triage-of-patients-for-attenuation-corrected-stress-first-tc-99m-spect-mpi-using-a-simplified-clinical-pre-test-scoring-model
#16
Shreyas Gowdar, Waseem Chaudhry, Alan W Ahlberg, Milena J Henzlova, W Lane Duvall
BACKGROUND: Stress-only Tc-99m SPECT MPI saves time and reduces radiation exposure while a normal study has a benign prognosis. However, no guidelines exist as to which patients should undergo stress-first MPI. The purpose of this study was to validate a previously published pre-test prediction scoring model and refine the stress-first triage process further if possible. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent an attenuation-corrected Tc-99m SPECT MPI over a 39-month period...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290099/fully-automated-analysis-of-attenuation-corrected-spect-for-the-long-term-prediction-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
#17
Manish Motwani, William D Leslie, Andrew L Goertzen, Yuka Otaki, Guido Germano, Daniel S Berman, Piotr J Slomka
BACKGROUND: Most prior studies assessing the prognostic value of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) have used semi-quantitative visual analysis. We assessed the feasibility of large-scale fully automated quantitative analysis of SPECT MPI to predict acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Additionally, we examined the impact of attenuation correction (AC) in automated strategies. METHODS AND RESULTS: 5960 patients underwent rest/stress SPECT MPI with AC. Left ventricular (LV) segmentation, contour QC check, and quantitation of stress and ischemic total perfusion deficit (sTPD, iTPD) were performed...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281088/prognostic-impact-of-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-major-extracardiac-findings-by-computed-tomography-for-attenuation-correction
#18
Charline Zadro, Noé Roussel, Emmanuelle Cassol, Pierre Pascal, Antoine Petermann, Olivier Meyrignac, Marion Jaffro, Pauline Fournier, Maxime Cournot, Michel Galinier, Didier Carrié, Hervé Rousseau, Isabelle Berry, Olivier Lairez
BACKGROUND: Attenuation correction computed tomography (CT) contributes to an improvement in the diagnostic accuracy of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) by single photon emission tomography (SPECT). The aim of this study was to explore the prognosis of patients with major findings by CT according to the results of MPI. METHODS AND RESULTS: 1506 patients who underwent MPI by SPECT were retrospectively included. Attenuation correction CT images were systematically analyzed for major and minor abnormalities...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276752/new-solid-state-cadmium-zinc-telluride-technology-for-cardiac-single-photon-emission-computed-tomographic-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#19
REVIEW
Ali B Alenazy, R Glenn Wells, Terrence D Ruddy
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is well established as diagnostic test for patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease. New camera systems have been developed with cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) detectors, novel collimator designs and reconstruction software. Areas covered: We review the current state of cardiac SPECT, advances in conventional camera technology and the development and clinical validation of solid-state CZT cameras. Expert commentary: The development of CZT systems is timely and addresses current issues for clinical SPECT imaging...
March 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224449/the-exerrt-trial-exercise-to-regadenoson-in-recovery-trial-a-phase-3b-open-label-parallel-group-randomized-multicenter-study-to-assess-regadenoson-administration-following-an-inadequate-exercise-stress-test-as-compared-to-regadenoson-without-exercise-for-myocardial
#20
Gregory S Thomas, S James Cullom, Therese M Kitt, Kathleen M Feaheny, Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, Robert J Gropler, Diwakar Jain, Randall C Thompson
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the non-inferiority and safety of regadenoson administration during recovery from inadequate exercise compared with administration without exercise. METHODS: Patients unable to achieve adequate exercise stress were randomized to regadenoson 0.4 mg either during recovery (Ex-Reg) or 1 hour after inadequate exercise (Regadenoson) (MPI1). All patients also underwent non-exercise regadenoson MPI 1-14 days later (MPI2). The number of segments with reversible perfusion defects (RPDs) detected using single photon emission computerized tomography imaging was categorized...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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