Nuclear Stress Testing
Stress tests are performed with the use of a nuclear medicine scan.
A nuclear stress test measures blood flow to your heart muscle both at rest and during stress on the heart. It's performed similar to a routine exercise stress test, but provides images that can show areas of low blood flow through the heart and areas of damaged heart muscle.
A nuclear stress test usually involves taking two sets of images of your heart — one set during an exercise stress test while you're exercising on a treadmill, or with medication that stresses your heart, and another while you're at rest. A nuclear stress test is used to gather information about how well your heart works during physical activity and at rest.
An isotope is special ordered for your test. If you need to reschedule your appointment please call us 24 hours in advance. This will avoid you incurring a costs for the isotope.
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