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A Journal on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Affiliated to the and to the International Research Group of Immunoscintigraphy
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 2,413
Online ISSN 1827-1936
Cardiology Department, S. Maugeri Fnd, IRCCS, Scientific Institute of Veruno, Novara, Italy
Radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a large component of the healthcare spending both in developed and developing countries. MPI is also responsible of a significant increase in the exposition of patients and health care operators to ionizing radiation for medical purposes. Thus, health-care systems and pertinent scientific societies were involved in developing criteria to contain the non appropriate use by implementing Appropriate Use Criteria and Clinical Indications Guidelines. The present manuscript will review the concept and limitations of such an approach.