Diagnostic Imaging Services
Nuclear Medicine utilizes a very small dose of a radiotracer or radioactive material that will help us better visualize the organ of interest on camera. Cardiac Scans are performed as a non-invasive procedure to evaluate blood flow to the heart muscle by injecting the radiotracer during an exercise treadmill test. The radiotracer decays away rapidly as well as being eliminated by the body through normal excretion.
Preparing for a Nuclear Medicine Test
Some exams require fasting or to hold off taking certain medications prior to the exam. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Casual attire without zippers, buttons, grommets or any metal is preferred. If you are pregnant or nursing, you must notify your technologist.
For more information about any of these procedures, including how to prepare and what to expect, visit www.radiologyinfo.com.