Department of Nuclear Medicine

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Cardiological assessment

MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION IMAGING

When investigating heart disease (atheromatous plaques in the coronary arteries) or during follow-up of this disease, myocardial perfusion imaging is often carried out in conjunction with a stress or pharmacological stress test. It is important to thoroughly read the recommendations (downloadable).

This examination may be done in conjunction with a simple scan with no injected contrast medium and lasting a few seconds to measure calcium scoring.

In some cases, it may be suggested that the contractility of your heart is measured with isotopic measurement of the ejection fraction. This is a simple examination, which requires no preparation.

MYOCARDIAL ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS SCINTIGRAPHY (MIBG)

In the case of heart failure or heart rhythm disorders, you may be prescribed an MIBG scan.For this very simple examination, the only preparation required is to protect the thyroid gland.

CORONARY ARTERY CT-ANGIOGRAPHY WITH 18F-Na PET-SCAN

Examination to visualize the atheromatous plaques of the coronary arteries, their degree of obstruction, the presence of signs of instability – such as the presence of micro-calcifications detected by 18F-Na PET scan – which make the atheromatous plaques more likely to progress to rupture and thus to a coronary event.

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