Calcium score assessment combined with myocardial perfusion stress test by single photon tomography (SPECT). Two case studies.


Authors: E. Sovová 1;  M. Kamínek 2;  D. Horák 3;  I. Ostřanský Metelková 2;  D. Stejskal 4
Authors‘ workplace: I. interní klinika FN a LF UP v Olomouci Přednosta: prof. MUDr. Jan Lukl, CSc. 1;  Klinika nukleární medicíny Přednosta: doc. MUDr. Miroslav Mysliveček, Ph. D. 2;  Radiologická klinika Přednosta: prof. MUDr. Miroslav Heřman, Ph. D. 3;  Oddělení laboratorní medicíny Nemocnice Šternberk Vedoucí: doc. MUDr. David Stejskal, Ph. D. 4
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2007; 87(9): 554-558
Category: Case Report

Overview

A coronary calcium score is a quick non-invasive method which determines the amount of calcium deposits in coronary artery plaques. An increased calcium score is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Certain developments have recently occurred in the field of nuclear cardiology, with the possibility of combining the myocardial perfusion stress test by single photon tomography (SPECT) and the assessment of the calcium score by CT. The authors present two cases of asymptomatic risk patients examined with the calcium scoring system and SPECT. The position of the calcium score in the diagnostic algorithm is emphasised.

Key words:
calcium score, SPECT, cardiovascular disease risk score.


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