radionuclide ventriculography; cardiac blood pool imaging (RVG, MUGA)

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Introduction

A test of ventricular structure & function in which images are produced through external detection of an intravascular radioactive tracer.

Indications

Advantages

Contraindications

  • patients with irregular R-R intervals, such as those with atrial fibrillation are not well suited for this procedure

Disadvantages

Procedure

More general terms

References

  1. Mayo Internal Medicine Board Review, 1998-99, Prakash UBS (ed) Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, 1998, pg 58
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program (MKSAP) 15, 17. American College of Physicians, Philadelphia 2009, 2015
  3. Wikipedia: Radionuclide angiography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radionuclide_angiography