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What could cause difficulties with a cardiac perfusion scan?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
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In brief: Movement

Am unclear as to your question, but if i understand right, then moving during the scan would cause problems.
Not removing a bra containing wires could cause problems. Severe claustrophobia can also cause problems.

In brief: Movement

Am unclear as to your question, but if i understand right, then moving during the scan would cause problems.
Not removing a bra containing wires could cause problems. Severe claustrophobia can also cause problems.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Variable entities

Some difficulties with a perfiusion scan can cause the quality of the scan to be diminshed, thus reducing its predictive ability.
These include motion artifact, rapid heart rates or disrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. Certain body habitus, for example very obese, a high riding diaphram or large pendulous breats can also cuase artifacts and affect test results.

In brief: Variable entities

Some difficulties with a perfiusion scan can cause the quality of the scan to be diminshed, thus reducing its predictive ability.
These include motion artifact, rapid heart rates or disrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. Certain body habitus, for example very obese, a high riding diaphram or large pendulous breats can also cuase artifacts and affect test results.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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