SPECT: Patient selection

Robert Hendel, Cesia Gallegos

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Patient selection plays an important role in the appropriate utilization of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in order to maximize clinical impact. The indications and contraindications for specifi c patient populations with regard to myocardial perfusion imaging as well as appropriate stress modalities will be examined. Applications of the appropriate use criteria will also be presented and provide a basis for optimization of SPECT MPI use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuality Evaluation in Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319280110
ISBN (Print)9783319280097
StatePublished - May 1 2016


  • Appropriate use criteria
  • Cost efficiency
  • Indications/contraindications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Hendel, R., & Gallegos, C. (2016). SPECT: Patient selection. In Quality Evaluation in Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging (pp. 247-254). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28011-0_20