Published in Cardiovascular Week, September 29th, 2008
The study looked at 375 patients who underwent nuclear stress testing at Henry Ford and showed that in the majority of cases, 90 percent, physicians ordered the diagnostic imaging test appropriately using the updated 2007 Appropriateness Criteria of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ACNC) and American College of Cardiology.
However, researchers also found that 21 patients should not have received the test because their patient profile and...
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