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Positron Emission Tomography–Computed Tomography for Cardiovascular Indications: Diagnostic Accuracy, Clinical Utility, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: August 13, 2018
Project Number: RB1244-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the diagnostic test accuracy of positron emission tomographycomputed tomography (PET-CT) in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis, prosthetic vascular graft infection, or infective    endocarditis?
  2. What is the clinical utility of PET-CT in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis, prosthetic vascular graft infection, or infective endocarditis?
  3. What is the cost-effectiveness of PET-CT in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis, prosthetic vascular graft infection, or infective endocarditis?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of PET-CT in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis, prosthetic vascular graft infection, or infective endocarditis?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews (two with meta-analysis), one meta-analysis, and seven non-randomized studies were identified regarding positron emission tomographycomputed tomography in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis, prosthetic vascular graft infection, or infective endocarditis. No relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified.