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Why would someone be scanned both front side and back during the myocardial perfusion scan?

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Dr. Irv Loh answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Complete imaging: The heart is a 3 dimensional structure and the images are 2 dimensional. To completely visualize the entire heart, you need more than one view. Hard to fully describe the moon without flying around to the back side.

Answered 1/28/2012

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Dr. Thomas Heston answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

The diaphragm: The position of the diaphragm can change depending upon whether you are lying down prone or supine. Scanning from both directions is sometimes used to minimize interference from the diaphragm when imaging the heart.

Answered 9/29/2012

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