Diagnosing your heart disease
Cardiac PET scans are used to diagnose existing heart problems and to help determine if prior treatments have been successful. A radioactive dye is injected that will show physicians how the blood is flowing in and around your heart. A PET scan illuminates the area being examined and provides a three-dimensional picture. A PET scan is often done after a person has a heart attack. Another reason your doctor might want you to have a cardiac scan is to get a better idea of your risk of heart disease based on your medical history.
State-Of-The-Art Imaging Tool
A groundbreaking machine used for mobile cardiac PET scans is the CardioGen-82. It has been approved by the FDA. This enclosed unit rations the prescribed nuclear medication to you safely within the allotted time period. This method allows you and the medical technologists to be exposed to as little radiation as possible while you receive the treatment necessary for your condition. The medicine will highlight areas of your heart so that your medical team will be able to see the damage before it causes a serious health problem.
Diagnostics on wheels
Mobile cardiac PET scan services are becoming more available around the country. The procedure generally takes less than an hour from the minute you walk in the door. It is painless with little to no disrobing. Physicians and other medical staff are specially trained in this area of non-invasive cardiac radiology. They continue to learn as new aspects of this investigative method become available. Groundbreaking machinery, together with advanced methods of 3-D cardiac diagnostics help pinpoint problems with your heart and coronary arteries.
For more information about our services, and to find out when a mobile unit will be in your area, please contact Cardiac Imaging, Inc.