Upon arrival, an IV will be started and a small amount of blood will be drawn through the IV. The technologist will then tag the red blood cells with a radioactive tracer. This takes approximately ½ hour. You will then be given your now radioactive blood back through the IV. This will not make you feel different in any way. It will enable us to watch your heart under our camera checking the function of your left ventricle and wall motion of your heart. The recording of these images last 15-30 minutes. There is no preparation for this exam.
If you need to cancel your appointment, you must give us 24-hour notice. If you are running late, please call us as well at 540-662-0306.