PET Could Outshine Other Modalities for CAD

March 5, 2013

A growing consensus champions PET as the most effective imaging technique for myocardial perfusion imaging and points to some very clear advantages compared with SPECT for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). Such improvements include sharper resolution and the ability to glean meaningful myocardial blood flow reserve and coronary flow reserve measurements. However, whether PET is truly moving in on traditional CT and SPECT territory in clinical practice remains to be seen.