Taking medicines, such as
insulin, that change your
Having recently had surgery, a
What To Think About
CT scan and PET scan may be done at the same
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging is
a method that may be used to diagnose a person with
symptoms of heart disease. SPECT imaging also may be done
to see if a person with
coronary artery disease (CAD) is likely to have a
heart attack or other serious problem.2
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ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM 2009 appropriate use criteria for cardiac
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Pagana KD, Pagana TJ (2010). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby.
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