Noninvasive Nuclear Stress Testing
 
 

Noninvasive Nuclear Stress Testing

Noninvasive nuclear stress testing uses a radionuclide injection and obtains diagnostic scans to evaluate for the presence of coronary artery blockages. The stress portion of nuclear testing is done to bring out abnormalities caused by blockages in the coronary arteries. The stress portion is performed either with the patient on a treadmill or by intravenous injection of a pharmacologic agent into the patient.