Health Imaging: New guide helps clinicians better diagnose coronary artery disease using PET myocardial blood flow

April 1, 2021

Two of molecular imaging’s top professional organizations published new guidelines for using positron emission tomography to better diagnose coronary artery disease.

Measuring myocardial blood flow as part of perfusion imaging has been a key development in the field and should be part of providers’ daily workflow, experts said in a statement.

“While there are many excellent publications on all aspects of PET blood flow quantification, we felt that there existed a gap, especially for nuclear physicians practicing in non-academic centers,” said Dr. Timothy Bateman, cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and a lead author of the writing committee composed of world-renowned leaders in cardiac PET.

Read the full Health Imaging article: New guide helps clinicians better diagnose coronary artery disease using PET myocardial blood flow

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