DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.ijnm_61_23 ISSN: 0972-3919

Agreement between Thai Cardiovascular Risk Scores and Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Exploring Associations and Clinical Implications

Kitwiwat Phuangmali, Chanan Sukprakun
  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and imaging


This study aimed to assess the agreement between the Thai cardiovascular (CV) risk score or pretest probability (PTP), and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), and to explore the association between abnormal MPI results and higher Thai CV risk scores or PTP risk.

Materials and Methods:

The study was conducted between March 2017 and December 2021, and included 128 patients. Myocardial perfusion gated single photon emission computed tomography imaging was performed on all patients, and agreement between the Thai CV risk score, PTP, and MPI was measured using weighted Cohen’s kappa statistic. Logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios (OR) and explore the association.


Fair agreement was observed between MPI and the Thai CV risk score (κ =0.269, P = 0.010), including patients with clinical chest pain (κ =0.367, P < 0.001). Subgroup analysis of patients with intermediate PTP revealed moderate agreement between MPI and the Thai CV risk score (κ =0.428, P = 0.002). Patients with intermediate (OR = 3.25, P = 0.010) or high (OR = 4.78, P = 0.001) Thai CV risk scores had significantly higher odds of having intermediate or high MPI results compared to those with low Thai CV risk scores.


This study highlights the agreement between MPI and the Thai CV risk score and PTP. Higher Thai CV risk scores are associated with increased odds of abnormal MPI results. These findings provide valuable insights for clinical decision-making and patient management.

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