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First to the future of cardiac PET

07
Dec

CPT categorization and Coronary Flow Reserve

The American Medical Association has proposed a CPT code for Absolute quantitation of myocardial blood flow with PET (0482T) effective 1/1/2018. See link below:

 

https://www.ama-assn.org/sites/default/files/media-browser/public/cpt/cpt-category3-codes-descriptors.pdf

 

 

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01
Mar

A recent article suggest that PET may be more accurate for diagnosing coronary artery disease the SPECT or CTA. Link below: 

https://www.tctmd.com/news/pet-more-accurate-diagnosing-cad-spect-and-ct-angiography-pacific-study

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08
Mar

The American College of Radiology (ACR), together with over 300 stakeholder organizations in the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, helped to realize research funding goals in the new $1.3 trillion federal budget bill passed by Congress March 22 and signed one day later by President Donald Trump.

 

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30
Mar

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published an updated consensus statement on evidence-based treatment of stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in women. The consensus statement, “Myocardial perfusion imaging in women for the evaluation of stable ischemic heart disease—state-of-the-art evidence and clinical recommendations,” is intended to guide appropriate use of nuclear cardiology in the evaluation of women presenting with symptoms consistent with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD).

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03
Apr

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s (SNMMI) Cardiovascular Council and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) have issued the joint position paper, Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood Flow Using PET, which was jointly published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

 

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