MR-IMPACT and more ...
MR-IMPACT proves excellent performance of Perfusion-CMR for the detection of coronary artery disease!
In MR-IMPACT, perfusion-CMR demonstrated an excellent performance in the detection of coronary artery disease with an area under the ROC curve (AUC) of 0.86 ± 0.06 and performed better than SPECT with an AUC of 0.67 ± 0.05 (n = 212, p = 0.013).
Read the MR-IMPACT !
J. Schwitter et al. European Heart Journal, 2008; 29; 480-489.
MR-IMPACT II confirms MR-IMPACT I
Perfusion-CMR is superior to gated and un-gated SPECT to detect coronary artery disease !
Read this article: MR-IMPACT II
J. Schwitter et al. J. Cardiovasc. Magn. Reson. 2012,14;61
Perfusion-CMR is cost-effective versus invasive coronary angiography
As is demonstrated in the European CMR Registry data.
Read the Cost Evaluation article !
K. Moschetti et al. J. Cardiovasc. Magn. Reson. 2012,14;35.
National Research Council --- USA:
Radiation exposure increases cancer incidence
As shown in the BEIR Report VII - Phase 2: Out of 100 people exposed to 0.1 Sv, about 1 person is developping cancer - see below Figure PS-4 (page 7 of the report).
Read the BEIR-Report VII - Phase 2 !
In more than 82'000 patients with a first myocardial infarction, radiation exposure during post-infarction work-up increased cancer incidence in a "dose-dependent" fashion in line with the numbers published in the BEIR VII - Phase 2 Report of the National Research Council.
Read the Article of Eisenberg et al, CMAJ, March 8, 2011, 183(4)