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Comparison of diagnostic performances of three different software packages in detecting coronary artery disease.
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PMID:  20585773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Quantification of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy is frequently performed to assist physicians in detecting coronary artery disease (CAD). Software packages provide automated quantification of perfusion data. We aimed to compare the three commonly used software packages, Emory Cardiac Toolbox (ECT v2 and ECT v3), 4D-MSPECT (4DM v2 and 4DM v4) and Quantitative Perfusion SPECT (QPS v3 and QPS v4).
METHODS: We selected 283 patients who had a myocardial perfusion scintigraphy with (201)Tl followed by coronary angiography within 3 months. Summed stress score (SSS), summed difference score (SDS), total stress defect extent (TDE) and regional stress defect extent values were obtained from programs. A ≥70% stenosis in coronary arteries and their major branches was considered positive for CAD. A subgroup of patients was used to form an institutional normal database for QPS and 4DM. Receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) analysis to detect CAD was performed.
RESULTS: Mean SSS ± SD (vendor) for ECT v3, QPS v4 and 4DM v4 were 9.2 ± 7.1, 10.1 ± 6.8 and 5.5 ± 6.1, respectively. Area under the curve (AUC) values of SSS ROC analysis were 0.738 ± 0.031 for QPS v3, 0.755 ± 0.030 for QPS v4, 0.758 ± 0.030 for ECT v2, 0.778 ± 0.029 for ECT v3 and 0.771 ± 0.030 for 4DM v4. The AUC values for TDE were 0.755 ± 0.030 for QPS v4, 0.769 ± 0.030 for ECT v3 and 0.775 ± 0.029 for 4DM v4. The differences were not significant for both SSS and TDE. Differences of AUC between regional stress defect extent values of programs and AUC of SSS between institutional and vendor normal databases were not significant.
CONCLUSION: The diagnostic performances of programs to detect CAD are similar. However, there are differences in the magnitudes of the quantitative values produced by the programs.
Levent A Guner; Nese Ilgin Karabacak; Tansel Cakir; Ozgur U Akdemir; Sinan A Kocaman; Atiye Cengel; Mustafa Unlu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1619-7089     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Nucl. Med. Mol. Imaging     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  2011-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140988     Medline TA:  Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2070-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Gazi University School of Medicine, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Disease / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Databases, Factual
Middle Aged
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging / methods*
ROC Curve
Retrospective Studies
Stress, Physiological / drug effects
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Comment In:
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2010 Nov;37(11):2068-9   [PMID:  20799031 ]

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