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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Millisieverts: The dosage depends on the lab, technique, dosage of thallium administered and other factors. It can be up to 15millisieverts on the average in the lit ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Thallium stress: >5% ischemic burden is significant.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Caffeine: You should avoid caffeine and beta blockers, just because they interfere with the test.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
It is never safe to : Although it is no more risky to smoke after a scan, it is never safe to smoke.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Cardiac function: Thallium will only show if your heart muscle is getting appropriate blood flow. The echo will show how your heart is functioning and if the valves ar ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
18 mSv: For comparison, a chest x-ray is 0.02 msv and and abdominal ct scan would be 10 msv. So the thallium scan is like getting almost a thousand one view c ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Not usually: Caffeine in the usual dietary dose won't affect an exercise stress test with thallium imaging, but if you ingest caffeine recently you cannot have a s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tests: Each test has its own characteristics and what kinds of things it is good at demonstrating. Echocardiography is excellent at showing cardiac anatomy a ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Possible : Musculoskeletal ...Other tests are reassuring.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Stress or angiogram: Thallium test is another term for a nuclear stress test, which is a NONINVASIVE test to evaluate for any areas of heart muscle which look to be having ... Read More

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