Value of SPECT MPI in PCP setting on par with high-volume setting

03/24/2013 | HealthImaging.com

SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging conducted at a low-volume primary care office yields prognostic value comparable with procedures undertaken in high-volume environments or at tertiary facilities, according to a study from researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. "The study confirms that patients with normal MPI performed in this setting are at a very low annualized risk of death (0.32 percent) and death or MI (0.54 percent)," said the researchers. However, they also observed substantial non-adherence to 2009 appropriate use criteria for the test.

View Full Article in:

HealthImaging.com

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Food & Drug Associate
Confidential
Washington, D.C., DC
Senior Manager, Gaps in Care
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Detroit, MI
Compliance Director
Abbott Laboratories
Santa Clara, CA
Junior to Mid-Level FDA Associate
Morgan Lewis
Washington, DC
Product Development Manager, Disposable Medical Products
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA