Nuclear Cardiology

Nuclear heart scans are performed using a safe, radioactive material called a tracer that is injected into the bloodstream. The tracer releases a small amount of energy, which is detected by a camera outside the body and translated into a picture of the heart.

Nuclear cardiology testing is used to provide information about the flow of blood throughout the heart muscle, to detect damaged areas of heart muscle, and to assess how efficiently blood is being pumped through the heart.