AI plus SPECT may improve cardiac event prediction

2021-06-14

An AI algorithm used with SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging may help clinicians predict future major adverse cardiac events, according to research presented at the SNMMI virtual annual meeting. Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles tested the MACE-DL algorithm in more than 20,000 patients who had SPECT MPI, and found those with the highest risk score had a more than 10 times greater likelihood of major cardiovascular events over a five-year follow-up period.

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