Nuclear stress test
My heart doctor request that I do the nuclear stress test, I don't like that test, will a cardiac ct scan show him what he is wanting to see about my heart?
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Replied on 1/10/2012
By: Central Medical Imaging | CMI
Royal Oak, MI
The CTA scan will only give your physician information on the vessels of the heart. The stress test will give your physician more information in regards to the function of the heart itself.
The CTA will not give you all of the information needed.
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