Obese patients should have MPI using conventional SPECT camera

October 2, 2012

Patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 kg/m2 or greater should be scheduled for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) on a conventional SPECT camera, as it is difficult to obtain diagnostic image quality on a cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) camera, according to a study in the September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.