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New guidelines for low-dose myocardial perfusion in effect

by Loren Bonner, DOTmed News Online Editor | January 06, 2014

DMN: What are some of the main challenges for labs in adopting these guidelines?

EGD: Recognition and adaptation of the ASNC dose-reduction guidelines are permeating the field slowly. I'd say only a minority of laboratories have actually implemented any of these dose-reduction strategies. Such implementation takes a long time. We've been talking about dose reduction at ASNC, ACC, SNMMI and RSNA for quite a while. However, when reimbursement becomes tied to value-based imaging, I feel there will be much more rapid and significant progress in following the ASNC guidelines to reduce patient radiation dose.

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