Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is a non-invasive imaging test that allows us to assess how well blood flows through (perfuses) your heart muscle. The test uses radioactive material called tracers. Tracers mix with your blood and are taken up by your heart muscle as the blood flows through your heart arteries. A special “gamma” camera takes pictures of your heart to show how well your heart muscle is perfused (supplied with blood)
The technician places electrodes on your chest, arms and legs. They will be hooked up to a machine to record your electrocardiogram (ECG). The ECG keeps track of your heartbeat during your test and is used to tell the camera when to take a picture.
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