Jan
10
2014
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What is the definition or description of a Nuclear scan?

From a cardiac perspective nuclear scans are performed with either exercise or medications to examine the blood flow in the heart. Before and at peak exercise the patient is given a radio tracer which travels in the blood to the heart. Pictures are taken before and after exercise and compared to evaluate for any blockages in the arteries on the heart.