Nuclear cardiology specialists use safe, painless and cost-effective techniques to get clear images of what's going on in the body so they can diagnose and treat disease. Nuclear cardiology imaging is unique because it provides cardiologists with information about both the structure and function of the heart and vascular system. It is a way to gather medical information that would otherwise be unavailable, or would require surgery or more expensive diagnostic tests.
This medical imaging accurately measures the heart's size and function, and detects coronary artery disease. It also helps cardiologists understand the severity of past heart attacks. Tests can also help determine the risk of future heart attacks.
The procedures are non-invasive and are usually painless.