Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Stress Testing-An accurate form of test used to diagnose blockages in the heart arteries (coronary artery disease) using an injection rather than requiring treadmill exercise and using nuclear imaging to determine heart muscle function and blood flow. Compared to traditional nuclear stress testing, PET is more accurate, faster, and exposes patients to less radiation. The Heart House is the only provider in southern NJ to offer cardiac PET.
Myocardial perfusion scans
A test using a “tracer chemical” to accurately determine blood flow to various areas of the heart as well as heart muscle size and function.
Nuclear Stress Testing
A test used to diagnose blockages in the heart arteries (coronary artery disease) using an injection or requiring treadmill exercise and using nuclear imaging to determine heart muscle function and blood flow. Learn more about what to expect during a nuclear stress test on our blog.
From Our Patients
“I wanted to thank you both for your excellent care given to me yesterday, when I was in your office for my PET scan. From the moment I arrived you explained everything to me in perfect detail so there were no “surprises” at all and I knew exactly what to expect.”
Dear Elaine and Jeannie, Thank you again for making my stress test on Jan 3 as stressless as possible. Your professionalism, knowledge and technical skills go without saying, but your comedic relief was the best. It really helped to put me at ease – I was in good hands!!
With the volume of people you serve, it would be so very easy to just “get them in and get them out,” but that was not the case. I felt as if I was the only one that mattered! So please extend my thanks and appreciation to your very excellent, professional and courteous staff