Appropriateness criteria issued for cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

ing tests deemed inappropriate in the clinical setting unless there are very unusual circumstances. In addition, clinical scenarios rated uncertain require more research before we understand whether a given test is appropriate or inappropriate for that particular scenario," said Michael Poon, M.D., F.A.C.C., a member of the writing group for the Appropriateness Criteria for CCT and CMR.

The CT and CMR Appropriateness Criteria are the second and third sets of appropriateness criteria to be developed by the ACCF. In October 2005, the ACCF, in collaboration with the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, issued the Appropriateness Criteria for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.

For the complete Appropriateness Criteria for CCT and CMR, visit www.acc.org.


Contact: Amy Murphy
American College of Cardiology

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