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Myocardial perfusion imaging associated with 31% cost reduction -- clinical study.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION IMAGING ASSOCIATED WITH 31% COST SAVINGS according to results from the Economics of Noninvasive Diagnosis (END) study, presented Nov. 13 at the American Heart Association scientific sessions in New Orleans. Average three-year per-patient medical costs for patients who underwent stress MPI imaging prior to referral for catheterization (n=5,823) was $3,470, $1,571 lower than the average three-year $5,041 per-patient cost for patients who did not receive the cardiac blood flow screening technique (n=5,423).

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