Coronary CT angiography versus myocardial perfusion imaging for near-term quality of life, cost and radiation exposure: A prospective multicenter randomized pilot trial Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Angina, Stable
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Circulation
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Quality of Life
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • In a pilot randomized controlled trial, patients with stable CAD undergoing coronary CTA and MPS experience comparable improvements in near-term angina-related quality of life. Compared with MPS, coronary CTA evaluation is associated with more aggressive medical therapy, increased coronary revascularization, lower total costs, and lower effective radiation dose.

publication date

  • July 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcct.2012.06.002

PubMed ID

  • 22732201

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 274

end page

  • 83

volume

  • 6

number

  • 4