A SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) scan offers detailed information about your heart’s function using radiotracers and specialized 3D imaging.

What to expect:
Prior to the exam, you’ll receive comprehensive instructions. The procedure begins with an injection of a radiotracer, which your body will absorb. You’ll then be asked to sit for about an hour to allow your heart to absorb the radiotracer. After this period, you will lie on an exam table. A gamma camera, serving as a radiation detector, will rotate above you, capturing detailed images of your heart. The scan duration is approximately 30 minutes. Once the test is completed, you can immediately return to your normal activities.

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