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These studies determined that the EBT coronary artery scan clearly defined a subgroup of seemingly healthy patients at high risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) that was not identified by standard coronary artery disease risk factors or a variety of commonly used exercise stress testing protocols.
This important research finding clearly demonstrates significantly better test specificity (the ability to produce a normal result in those persons without cardiac disease) for the EBT coronary artery scan for calcification than had previously been thought.
Lewis Meyer, CEO of Imatron, stated, "The inclusion of Imatron's EBCT by the National Institutes of Health in this pioneering study represents further recognition of the diagnostic and predictive power of the Coronary Artery Scan to quantify coronary calcification, which has been described in peer-reviewed literature as the single most powerful predictor of coronary events in the asymptomatic population.

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