Myocardial Perfusion Scan

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Myocardial Perfusion Scan

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  • Myocardial Perfusion Scan Explained

    Also known as: MIBI, MPS, Thallium scan.

    A Myocardial Perfusion scan evaluates coronary artery disease by assessing the blood flow to the heart muscle both at rest and at stress.

  • Please advise us beforehand

    If you are diabetic please notify staff when booking your appointment to receive specific instructions.

    Please make staff aware if you are (or think you could be) pregnant, breastfeeding, claustrophobic and/or if you are the primary/sole carer for small children when you book your appointment.

  • Preparation

    You may be asked to cease certain medications prior to the test.

    Caffeine needs to be ceased 24 hours prior to your appointment (this includes but not limited to chocolate, tea, coffee, cola soft drink etc).

    Fast 2 hours prior to test then water only.

    Wear suitable shoes and comfortable clothing for exercising

  • What happens during the procedure

    Part 1: REST: You will be given a small injection of a radioactive tracer that is taken up by the heart muscle. This injection shouldn’t make you feel any different. Following a short wait (10-30 minutes), images will be acquired of your heart. This part of the test takes 30-60 minutes.

    Part 2: STRESS: This involves exercise on a treadmill or bike. If you are unable to exercise an injection of medication is used to artificially stress the heart. An ECG is performed and your blood pressure is noted. Another injection of radioactive tracer is administered, this time with your heart at peak stress. After 20-60 minutes, more images will be acquire of your heart. This part of the test can take between 45-120 minutes.

  • How long does it take

    Allow at least 3 hours for completion of this examination.

  • After Your Examination

    Myocardial perfusion scans do not generally create any after effects.

    Please let advise if you have contact with children or pregnant women.

  • Your images and report

    We will advise you when your images and report will be ready. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous images with you for comparison.

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.

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This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.