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what is the difference between a ct angiogram and a nuclear stress test? do they show similar things?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not quite: Nuclear stress test is just for the heart where as a CT angiogram can be done for any part of the body. Wish you good health!
Answered on Apr 19, 2020
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Similar: Both Ct Angiogram and Nuclear stress test can be used to visualize arterial and venous vessels in the heart. Some differences: Newer CT scans can involve significantly lower doses of radiation than the scans used in Nuclear Stress tests, and CT can be much more specific in determining clogged arteries in the heart. Doses of radiation and protocols vary widely from hospital to hospital.
Answered on Apr 19, 2020

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