Nuclear Stress Test: SPECT and PET

NUCLEAR STRESS TEST:

Nuclear stress test uses radioactive substances to identify the blood flow in the heart muscles. This test is combined with either tread mill test or a chemical test. There are two pictures taken during the procedure one at rest and another one after stress. During the day of the test you advised not to eat except for medications. The test usually takes at least 4 hours.   This test will help the doctor to evaluate if there is any decreased blood flow to your heart.

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By Ytrottier (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons