Complete Nuclear Imaging Department—With a Focus on Cardiopulmonary & Renal Disease
The “gold standard” for evaluating heart function (what physicians call an “ejection fraction”) is the Muga scan. This is perhaps the very most important number in cardiology & is predictive of a person’s life span and the likelihood of “heart failure”. Although many tests will give this number, the accuracy varies from +/- 5-15%, and this test is as close as you can get to 0% error. This nuclear imaging test can determine if a person has a cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart) and whether they need a defibrillator to save their life.
A lung scan is an accurate way to assess whether a person has blood clots in the lung (called pulmonary embolism).
Nuclear Persantine Cardiac Scan
The nuclear persantine cardiac scan is the standard method used by most physician to asses critical blockage in a persons heart & thus the likelihood of a heart attack.
Nuclear Renal Scan
The nuclear imaging renal scan is an excellent test to assess a person with renal artery stenosis, which is a correctable cause of refractory hypertension (high blood pressure).