The Economic Value of Hybrid Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography with Computed Tomography Imaging in Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

01/06/2017
First Author: Toney, LK, Last Author: Palli, SR

Compared to the currently available scanning technologies for diagnosing suspected PE, SPECT/CT appears to confer superior economic value, primarily via improved sensitivity and specificity and low non-diagnostic rates. In turn, the improved diagnostic accuracy accords this modality the lowest ratio of expenses attributable to potentially avoidable complications, misdiagnosis and underdiagnosis.

Acad Emerg Med 2017; [Epub ahead of print]