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Nuclear Imaging

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.