Functional diagnostic imaging in the assessment of myocardial viability - Part 1 - Overview

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #16.

This report has been prepared in view of the continuing interest in positron emission tomography and other functional diagnostic imaging (FDI) methods within the Alberta health care system. It also continues the work at the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research in developing approaches to assessment of diagnostic imaging technologies.

A number of techniques have been applied to the imaging of the myocardium. The focus of this report is on their application to the assessment of myocardial viability (MV) in patients with chronic heart disease, who are being considered for revascularization. It does not cover their use in the detection of heart disease or the assessment of viability in patients after acute myocardial infarction.


NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document was produced.

Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 1999

Topics: Diagnosis

Authors: Delma Cowley, Paula Corabian, David Hailey

ISBN (print): 1-896956-18-1

ISSN: 1704-1090

ISSN (online): 1704-1104