Published in Medical Imaging Week, March 4th, 2006
According to investigators from Japan, "Myocardial perfusion imaging with adenosine triphosphate (ATP) has been used increasingly to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD) and assess risk for this disease. This study compared absolute myocardial blood flow (MBF) and myocardial flow reserve index (MFR) with ATP and dipyridamole (DIP) in patients with CAD."
"MBF was quantified by 15O-H2 O PET in 21 patients with CAD (17 male, 4 female), aged 55 to 81 years," wrote M. Mamede and colleagues at the...
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