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Difference between echocardiography and heart scan ?
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Dr. Martin Bress
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Echocardiogram is an ultrasound exam (no radiation) to evaluate valve function and heart pumping power (ejection fraction).
It can also detect thickening of the heart muscle. A heart scan is a nuclear medicine (radiation) test that images flow to the heart muscle and thus detect narrowing or obstruction of the coronary arteries. It can also give an estimate of ejection fraction.

In brief: See below
Echocardiogram is an ultrasound exam (no radiation) to evaluate valve function and heart pumping power (ejection fraction).
It can also detect thickening of the heart muscle. A heart scan is a nuclear medicine (radiation) test that images flow to the heart muscle and thus detect narrowing or obstruction of the coronary arteries. It can also give an estimate of ejection fraction.
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