Identifying a “best in class” tracer for evaluating chest pain in the Emergency Department (ED)
Partner News | Published: Monday, August 17, 2020
The evaluation of chest pain in the emergency department (ED) is a frequent, pressing and defining dilemma for the clinician. Out of necessity, ED physicians turn to the available imaging modalities to assist them in this analysis. In many cases, noninvasive imaging serves as the critical factor physicians rely on to determine whether to discharge the patient from the ED or to admit the patient for evaluation and management in the hospital. It is imperative, therefore, that the tools employed by the physician in this setting are as robust and reliable as can be achieved safely and in a cost and time efficient manner.
The authors of this white paper explore the case for utilizing Ammonia N-13 for cardiac stress testing through the ED and describe their experience starting a laboratory for that purpose.