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Thallium Stress Tests - Reliability
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Thallium Stress Tests - Reliability
Dear CCF Physicians,
How reliable are thallium stress tests after angioplasty?  Does the reliability increase if thallium stress tests given a year apart both show similar and normal results and also regular stress tests between the yearly thalliums also showed normal and similar results?  Lastly, is a thallium stress test as reliable as a PET scan?
Thanks - HC
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The sensitivity and specificity of a thallium test for detection of coronary artery disease is about 92% and 88% respectively.  This does not change following an angioplasty and is about the same as PET scaning.
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