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A 44-year-old member asked:

How are contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography different?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Ventrivculography: Both are different tests with different techniques. Contrast ventriculography is a cardiac catheterization procedures used to assess heart pumping function. Radionuclide angiography is a nujclear scan (muga scan) used to assess pumping function of the heart. Catheterization is an invasive procedure and muga scan is non-invasive procedure with minimal risk.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Imaging: Contrast ventriculography is using a contrast agent to image the ventricle(s) of the heart. It can be radiographic, ultrasonic or radionuclide imaging. Radionuclide angiography uses radioactive tracer to image the blood vessels and heart.

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