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What are the primary differences in a CT scan of heart and a nuclear stress test? Would one make more sense looking for blockages?

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Dr. Harinder Gill
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: CARDIAC IMAGING

A CT reveals anatomy with some limitation if heavy calcium is present & scanner technology dependent,A nuclear stress depends on the isotope (TCc vs Thallium vs one of the PET agents) reveals detailed information on function,often the 2 modalities are complementary and necessary for appropriate diagnosis and treatment/prognostication

In brief: CARDIAC IMAGING

A CT reveals anatomy with some limitation if heavy calcium is present & scanner technology dependent,A nuclear stress depends on the isotope (TCc vs Thallium vs one of the PET agents) reveals detailed information on function,often the 2 modalities are complementary and necessary for appropriate diagnosis and treatment/prognostication
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