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Predictive Power of Cardiac PET in Obese Patients


Background: Interpretation of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) can sometimes be difficult in morbidly obese patients due to the presence of significant artifact. PET is thought to be a superior cardiac imaging modality for obese patients due to superior attenuation and scattering correction. Objective: To determine whether PET MPI has incremental prognostic value in obese as well as normal patients. Methods: Data for this study were obtained from a multicenter observational more...
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