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what is radionuclide angiography?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Dye study of heart: This is a study in which dye is shot into your vessels and images captured to determine the efficiency of chambers and valves. The test may be done at rest or with exercise / stress.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
RadioactiveDyeImage: Radionucleotide=dye containing an unstable radioactive element which is injected while decaying, emitting radiation into & through the body. A little of the radiation passing out of the body is detected by some form of imaging device outside the body. Unfortunately, most of the radiation is released & absorbed within the body & the imaging devices cannot be focused; the images are low resolution.

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