PET & NUCLEAR TESTING

A PET stress test shows your physician pictures of the blood flow to the heart muscle.

A nuclear stress test shows your physician pictures of the blood flow to the heart muscle.

 

CARDIAC POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (PET) STRESS TESTING

A PET stress test is an advanced diagnostic tool for finding the cause of new or worsening chest pain, stratifying risk for heart disease, deciding how well treatment is progressing, and/or evaluating recovery after a heart attack. 

A PET stress test shows your physician pictures of the blood flow to the heart muscle.

Myocardial Perfusion Scans (SPECT):

Myocardial perfusion is an imaging test. It is done to show how well blood flows through the heart muscle and how it is pumping. For example, after a heart attack, your doctor may order this test to find areas of damaged heart muscle. 

A nuclear stress test is an advanced diagnostic tool for finding the cause of new or worsening chest pain, stratifying risk for heart disease, deciding how well treatment is progressing, and/or evaluating recovery after a heart attack. A nuclear stress test shows your physician pictures of the blood flow to the heart muscle.