Myoscint Cardiac Scan

You have been scheduled for a Myoscint cardiac scan, which involves the use of a small amount of radioactive material. The level of radioactivity used is extremely low and has no side effects.

Preparation for the procedure:
No preparation is needed. Please inform the technologist if you are pregnant or breast feeding. The imaging may be changed, or special instructions given based upon that information.

What to expect:
The first day you come in only for an injection in a vein in your arm. The next day you return for a three dimensional image of your chest. For the image you will lie on a table and a camera with two or three camera heads will rotate around your chest. You will then receive another injection in a vein in your arm. We will then wait ten minutes and repeat the three dimensional image. Each scan takes about twenty five minutes.

The images will be reviewed and the results will be sent to your physician. Your physician will discuss these results with you and explain what they mean in relation to your health.

Your questions and comments:
call (805) 563-5870.

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