This test uses a radioactive substance to create images of blood flow to the heart muscle and diagnose problems with the heart and coronary arteries.
Myocardial perfusion imaging uses a radioactive substance (tracer) to create detailed images of blood flow to the heart muscle and diagnose problems with the heart and coronary arteries. The images can show the areas of your heat that are not receiving enough blood and not working as well as they should be.
Myocardial perfusion imaging is usually done along with an exercise stress test to determine how your heart responds to physical stress. So that appropriate precautions are taken, be sure to tell the technician if you are pregnant, could be pregnant or are breast-feeding.
The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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