What is Nuclear Cardiology?
Nuclear Cardiology uses nuclear medicine technology to study the heart. By using a tiny amount of radioactive material (radioactive tracer), pictures of the heart are taken with a special camera that shows both blood flow to the heart muscle and pumping function of the heart.
There are three major tests used by nuclear cardiologists:
We also offer D-Spect, the best imaging test for seeing if there is less blood flow to the heart muscle, also known as myocardial ischemia. Learn more about D-Spect.
We have also compiled a page of Patient information that includes:
To make an appointment, please call the Division of Nuclear Medicine at 202-877-6066 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.