Myocardial Perfusion

A myocardial perfusion looks at the blood supply (perfusion) to the heart muscle using a gamma camera. The blood supply is made visible to the camera by the introduction of a small amount of radioactive tracer or radiopharmaceutical injected into a vein. Depending on the exact heart condition in question, the procedure may be performed at rest, or with the heart under stress or, most commonly, both.

Myocardial scans give information useful in diagnosing and managing conditions such as coronary artery disease, dead tissue resulting from a lack of blood supply (infarcts).

Exercise Stress Myocardial Perfusion Scan

An Exercise Stress Myocardial Perfusion Scan examines the blood supply (perfusion) to the heart muscle using a gamma...

Pharmaceutical Stress Myocardial Perfusion Scan

A Pharmaceutical Stress Myocardial Perfusion Scan examines the blood supply (perfusion) to the heart muscle using a...