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

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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