Comparison of Cardiac Computed Tomography for the Detection of Coronary Artery Disease With Nuclear Stress Test
Recruitment status was Recruiting
To compare the efficacy of 16-row multi-detector CT (MDCT) with standard myocardial perfusion imaging in detecting coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients without a previously established diagnosis of CAD.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Comparison of Cardiac Computed Tomography for the Detection of Coronary Artery Disease With Nuclear Stress Test|
|Study Start Date:||March 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2009|
Nuclear stress testing is currently the established non-invasive modality in detecting flow-obstructing coronary artery disease (CAD).
Recently, multi-detector CT (MDCT) has emerged as a new modality that offers a non-invasive means to directly visualize coronary anatomy and any CAD. Studies have shown that MDCT has excellent sensitivity and a high negative predictive value in detecting significant CAD.
The purpose of this study is to compare MDCT with nuclear stress testing for detecting CAD in previously undiagnosed patients.
|Contact: Victor H Shin, MDemail@example.com|
|United States, Rhode Island|
|Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02908|
|Contact: Victor H Shin, MD 917-572-7939 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Wen-Chih Wu, MD 401-273-7100 ext 2688 Wen-Chih.Wu@va.gov|
|Principal Investigator:||Wen-Chih Wu, MD||Providence VAMC|
|Principal Investigator:||Victor H Shin, MD||Providence VAMC|