CT myocardial perfusion imaging (CTP) represents one of the newly developed CT-based techniques but its cost-effectiveness in the clinical pathway is undefined. The aim of the study is to evaluate the usefulness of combined evaluation of coronary anatomy and myocardial perfusion in intermediate to high-risk patients for suspected CAD or with known disease in terms of clinical decision-making, resource utilization and outcomes in a broad variety of geographic areas and patient subgroups.
Pontone G, De Cecco C, Baggiano A, Guaricci AI, Guglielmo M, Leiner T, Lima J, Maurovich-Horvat P, Muscogiuri G, Nance JW, Schoepf UJ. Design of CTP-PRO study (impact of stress Cardiac computed Tomography myocardial Perfusion on downstream resources and PROgnosis in patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease: A multicenter international study). Int J Cardiol 2019 Jun 12. pii: S0167-5273(18)37373-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.06.012.