When you undergo a nuclear heart scan, a certified nuclear medicine technologist will administer an intravenous (IV) line with a special dye (also known as a tracer).
The dye includes a safe, radioactive isotope that travels through your bloodstream and heart.
We then use special cameras to detect the radioactive energy and create a picture of hour heart.
We may recommend a nuclear heart test to examine:
- Blood Flow
- Heart Muscle Damage
- Ventricular Functioning (How Well Your Heart Pumps Blood)