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Impact of Moly 99 Shortage on Cardiology. Patrick White September 27, 2011. MedAxiom. Network of 325 cardiology practices Average size – 18 physicians Robust Database of Practice Performance Metrics Consulting Services Meetings, Webcasts and Listservs Best Practices.

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Impact of moly 99 shortage on cardiology

Impact of Moly 99 Shortage on Cardiology

Patrick White

September 27, 2011


Medaxiom
MedAxiom

  • Network of 325 cardiology practices

  • Average size – 18 physicians

  • Robust Database of Practice Performance Metrics

  • Consulting Services

  • Meetings, Webcasts and Listservs

  • Best Practices


Cardiac nuclear imaging procedures
Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Procedures

  • Volumes are decreasing – overall and in ratio to volume of patients seen

    • Appropriate Use Criteria

    • Stewardship of Healthcare Dollars

    • Radiation Concerns

    • Radiology Benefit Managers

    • Economic Downturn

    • Higher Co-Pays and Deductibles






Why is moly 99 important
Why is Moly-99 Important?

  • Cardiac SPECT is a powerful diagnostic tool

  • Cardiac PET requires Rubidium-82 which is currently unavailable

  • Stress Echo has inferior Sensitivity to SPECT

  • The shortage of Moly-99 may have had an effect on cardiac catheterization




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