CT Perfusion Study Johns Hopkins Medicine
A major study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins examines whether patients with suspected coronary artery disease evaluated using dual testing with CTA and CTP would have almost the same statistical predictive values as SPECT. If we can more easily examine patients, then we can reduce the amount of time needed in hospital and, we hope, reduce the number of invasive procedures, which are more inconvenient and open to greater risk to patients from complications, says Lima, a professor of medicine and radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart and Vascular Institute.