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Assessment of volume, wall motion, and function of LV.
The patient's red blood cells are labelled with a radiotracer. Imaging of the heart is synchronised with the patient's ECG, allowing assessment of wall motion and cardiac function.
No preparation required.
The camera is centred over the cardiac blood pool. Scan time is approximately 30 minutes, the entire procedure takes approximately 1 hour.
Gated heart imaging is a well-established, relatively inexpensive and accurate method for evaluating cardiac size, wall motion and function.
The test should not be used for detecting intra-atrial or intra-ventricular masses such as clots or tumours, direct evaluation of valve motion, or estimating myocardial thickness. Cardiac Echo Studies are the procedure of choice for assessing these parameters.
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