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Outpatients will be allowed to go home after the nuclear heart scan or leave the nuclear medicine centre between the two scans.
A nuclear heart scan is a test based on the use of a safe radioactive substance injected into the veins to create a useful picture of the heart. While the test is safe, it may not be suitable for everyone as it may pose some risks.
The two main types of nuclear heart scanning are single positron emission computed tomography (SPECT) and cardiac positron emission tomography.
If you have lung disease or diabetes, your doctor will give you special instructions before the nuclear heart scan.
A nuclear heart scan is a test that allows your doctor to get important information about the health of your heart.
Nuclear Heart Scan: You also will have EKG (electrocardiogram) patches attached to your body to check your heart rate during the test.