Functional diagnostic imaging in the assessment of myocardial viability - Part 2 - Details of Studies

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

This is the second volume of an assessment of functional diagnostic imaging methods in imaging of the myocardium. Volume 1 included an overview of the assessment findings and provided comments on the place of the FDI techniques in this application. In this volume, further details are given of the assessment results, particularly for positron emission tomography (PET), dobutamine echocardiography (DEC) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) using thallium – 201 or fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG).

Emphasis is placed on the accuracy of the FDI methods in the identification of viable myocardium and on their contribution to patient management and outcomes. Brief technical details of the imaging technologies are presented in Volume 1.


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