A multi-gated (MUGA) cardiac blood pool scan (sometimes just called a MUGA scan) is a common study performed in patients who are receiving potentially cardiotoxic chemotherapy.
acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
coronary artery disease (CAD)
evaluation after coronary artery bypas...
Cardiac imaging planes are used to orient imaging in cardiac MRI, and are reconstructed for cardiac CT. There are three main planes, which are centered on a line (using body imaging planes) from the cardiac apex to the middle of the mitral valve, that is the true long axis of the heart 1,2:
This article lists examples of normal imaging of the chest and surrounding structures, divided by modality.
PA adult male
example 2: with inverted windows
PA adult female
example 3: with labels
Tc-99m sestamibi (also known as sesta-methoxyisobutylisonitrile) is one of the technetium radiopharmaceuticals.
photon energy: 140 KeV
physical half-life: 6 hours
normal distribution: thyroid, parathyroid, heart (myocardium)
excretion: hepatobiliary and renal
A standard transesophageal echocardiography (TOE, or TEE in US English) is a type of ultrasound using an endoscopic transducer, which is advanced into the esophagus, offering generally superior visualization of the great vessels and posterior cardiac structures than the standard transthoracic ap...
Triple-rule-out CT (TRO CT) angiography may be ordered in the setting of acute chest pain to examine the thoracic aorta and the coronary and pulmonary arteries. The protocol helps exclude life-threatening causes of acute chest pain, especially if atypical, or if alternative causes to acute coron...