PET/CT and Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
PET/CT scans of the heart allow the study and evaluation of various characteristics of heart tissue function.
PET/CT plays an important in diagnosing heart problems, describing diseases and developing a treatment strategy.
PET/CT has become one of the most accurate tests available to reveal coronary artery disease and impaired blood flow. It can also be used to rule out its presence. PET/CT can determine whether bypass surgery or transplant is the appropriate treatment
In effect the role of PET/CT in cardiovascular disease is to provides a way of assessing the severity of heart disease and measure its impact on heart function.
PET/CT therefore has the following benefits