Could you go through the airport scanners after the myocardial perfusion scan?

Yes. Radiation used for myocaardial scan is low level ionizing radiation called isotope.Which decays with time, and detected by geiger or special gamma camera. Airport detectors are used to pick up metal objects. Low level xray scanners at airports also pick up metal hareware, sometimes plastic, calcium medications, again looking for foreign objects.
Indeed. However it would be a good idea to ask your cardiologist for a letter attesting to your test, the time, the isotope used, the half-life of that isotope, etc. The most commonly used isotope is technitium sestamibi 99 which has a half-life of only 6 hours, however when this radioactive isotope is in short or limited supply, thallium is often substituted, which has a half life of over 73 hours.
Not necessarily. Airports and border crossings may have radiation detectors that you will set off right after a myocardial perfusion scan. Get a signed note from the clinic stating what test was done, and the radiotracer used. For tc99m studies you might want to wait several days before crossing a border. For thallium studies, you may want to wait a few weeks.

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How does the radioactivity affect someone after the myocardial perfusion scan?

Cancer risk. It is important to remember that tests commonly done, such as myocardial perfusion scans, ct scans, and plain xrays, expose you to radiation. It adds up. There is an increased incidence of cancer many years later. We cannot practice medicine without those tests but they should only be performed when absolutely necessary. You should question the need for tests involving radiation exposure. Read more...
Not at all. There are no known adverse effects from the radioactivity used in a myocardial perfusion scan. There are theoretical risks, however, these risks have not been proven. A myocardial perfusion scan involves about 10 msv of radiation exposure. As discussed by ray gibbons md of the mayo clinic, the true risk of cancer from this low level of radiation may never be known - http://sgoti.Ws/p12rjb. Read more...
No effect. The isotope used for myocardial perusion scan eventually decays and disappears. Tc99m sestamibi has half life of 6 hours and thallium another isotope 2.7 days.They use ionizing irradiation internally in low doses, thallium has more radiation dose than sestamibi. There are usually no reactions to the radionuclides.. Some scans are performed with exercise and others with meds to increase heart rate. Read more...

Could you tell me what is the purpose of a myocardial perfusion scan [nuclear test]?

Perfusion scans. The main risks to these studies relate to the exercise stress used and to the radiation exposure. In general both are very well controlled and the complications and negative outcomes to these studies are very few and uncommon in good labs. The commonest side effects are with Persantine and Adenosine used to simulate exercise. Regadenoson a newer agent has few side effects. Read more...
CAD. The purpose is to diagnose significant coronary artery disease (CAD). If the scan is positive for ischemic changes in the heart, then you will benefit from aggressive medical treatment, angiographic treatment, or surgery. If the scan is negative (and done properly), your risk for CAD or a significant injury such as a heart attack in the next few years is very low. Read more...

Could you have a myocardial perfusion scan if you suffer from myoclonic dystonia?

Stress test. It is paramount that the patient is completely still when undergoing myocardial perfusion scanning -- therefore if the myoclonic dystonia is well controlled then you could probably have the scan -- otherwise you have other option of stress and imaging modality. Read more...
Probably not. In most clinics, you will need to stay still for 20 to 30 minutes while being scanned. If unable to do this, you may want to investigate other imaging tests such as stress echo or cardiac ct. Read more...

Could you have a myocardial perfusion scan after a cataract operation?

Yes. Modern day cataract surgery is minimally invasive and can even be done with just eye-drop (topical) anesthesia. While an implant (silicone or acrylic) is placed during the surgery, there are no restrictions on any future nuclear imaging, mri, ct scan etc.. Read more...
Yes. Lots of people who have had a cataract operation have undergone myocardial perfusion imaging without any difficulties whatsoever. Read more...

What are the risks in having a myocardial perfusion scan?

Minimal . There is a small amount of radiation from the scan but it is less than from a cat scan. If you do an exercise stress test, there is a small risk from the exercise portion but you are continuously monitored for any problems. Your job is to report any difficulties or symptoms during the test. Read more...
About 5 in 10,000. The risk of a resting only perfusion scan is close to zero, the only risks being an allergic reaction to the tracer, pain from the iv, and discomfort from lying still for about 20 minutes. The real risk is from performing the treadmill (or pharmacologic) stress test itself. The historical risk of an adverse event from this is about 5 in 10, 000 but probably now much lower given modern equipment. Read more...
Stress associated . A myocardial perfusion scan is performed in two steps. One injection of a radiotracer at rest and another at stress ( either treadmill or pharmacological stress test with adenosine, regadenoson, dobutamine, dipyridamole). Only few skin reactions have been reported with the radiotracer injection. Risks are more associated with the stress used for the test such has angina, headache, nausea... Read more...

What is the point of a myocardial perfusion scan [nuclear test]?

Cardiac blood supply. A cardiac perfusion scan measures the amount of blood supplied to your heart muscle. Radiotracers such as thallium or technetium sestamibi are injected intravenously and travel through blood to heart muscle. Two sets of images are made during rest and exercise and compared. Indications for this study include chest pain, previous heart attack, heart surgery and coronary artery disease. Read more...
Cardiac imaging... The myocardial perfusion scan is performed mostly to detect ischemia. It can also detect infarction (heart attack) as well as ejection fraction, wall motion abnormalities, and ventricular volumes. Read more...