CARDIOVASCULAR MR GETS BOOST FROM STUDY COMPARING IT TO SPECT
According to the authors of a major British study published online in
The Lancet,1 cardiovascular MRI beats SPECT in diagnosing heart disease.
Leeds General Infirmary recruited
752 patients at two British hospitals
from March 2006 to August 2009 in
a $2 million study funded by the British
Health Foundation. In CE-MARC, the
prospective trial, patients with suspected
heart disease and at least one
cardiovascular risk factor were given
cardiovascular MRI, SPECT, and invasive
X-ray coronary angiography.