Critical appraisal of appropriateness in nuclear cardiology

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Abstract

Radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a large component of the healthcare spending both in developed and developing countries. MPI is also responsible for a significant increase in the exposition of patients and health care operators to ionizing radiations for medical purposes. Thus, health-care systems and pertinent scientific societies were involved in developing criteria to contain the non-appropriate use by implementing Appropriate Use Criteria and Clinical Indications Guidelines. The present manuscript will review the concept and limitations of such an approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-323
Number of pages6
JournalQuarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Volume60
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Guideline
  • Health services misuse
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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