SPECT beats CT for detection of stable CAD

May 23, 2013

Some clinicians maintain that cardiac-computed tomography angiography (CCTA) bests SPECT/CT for the detection of CAD, but two expert nuclear cardiologists suggest the opposite and present data to demonstrate their case, in a study published April 10 in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

Zachary J. Trzaska, MD, from the Maine Medical Center, department of cardiac cervices, Tufts University School of Medicine, South Portland, Maine, and colleagues compared SPECT/CT and CT for their respective power to diagnose CAD, and SPECT/CT was deemed the go-to treatment for the growing number of patients with coronary heart disease.