TITLE

Diagnostic accuracy of high-resolution attenuation-corrected Anger-camera SPECT in the detection of coronary artery disease

AUTHOR(S)
Patil, Harshal; Bateman, Timothy; McGhie, A.; Burgett, Eric; Courter, Staci; Case, James; Heller, Gary
PUB. DATE
February 2014
SOURCE
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology;Feb2014, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: There is limited data on diagnostic accuracy of recently introduced high-resolution Anger (HRA) SPECT incorporating attenuation correction (AC), noise reduction, and resolution recovery algorithms. We therefore studied 54 consecutive patients (excluding those with prior MI or cardiomyopathy) who had HRA-AC SPECT and coronary angiography (CA) ≤ 30 days and no change in symptoms. Methods: The HRA-AC studies were acquired in 128 × 128 matrix (3.2 mm pixel) format with simultaneous Gd-153 line-source AC. Measured variables were image quality, interpretive certainty, sensitivity and specificity for any CAD, sensitivity for single- and multivessel CAD, and the influence of gender, body mass index (BMI), and stress modality. Results: The mean age of the patients was 66 ± 11 years with a BMI of 32 ± 7 kg·m. Mean interpretive certainty score was 2.7 on a 3-point scale and mean image quality score was 3.3 on a 4-point scale. Stress perfusion defects were detected in 34 of 38 patients with obstructive CAD [sensitivity 89%, 95% confidence interval (CI) 76%-95%]. The specificity was 75% (CI 51%-90%) and overall diagnostic accuracy was 85% (CI 73%-92%). Accuracy did not differ for females vs males, for BMI ≤30 vs >30, or for pharmacologic vs exercise SPECT. Sensitivity for single-vessel disease was 88% (CI 69%-96%) and for multivessel disease was 93% (CI 69%-99%). Conclusion: New Anger technology incorporating innovative improvements results in high image quality with excellent interpretive certainty and high diagnostic accuracy.
ACCESSION #
94080689

 

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