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Nuclear Cardiology

 

What is it?

 

Nuclear cardiology is a form of non-invasive imaging technique that makes use of radioactive isotope to assess blood flow pattern to the heart and give an indication of the strength of heart pumping ability.

 

These two pieces of information, obtained at rest and stress, are extremely important to a doctor in making diagnostic and prognostic decisions, as well as guiding therapy. 

 

At NUH

 

Our Nuclear Cardiology service runs an active myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) programme, which performs more than 3500 scans annually, and is offered to both inpatients and outpatients.

 

Besides providing clinical evaluation, our laboratory is also actively involved in research projects. It has a huge patient database that allows quick information gathering and analysis.

 

Finally, it provides training and fellowship opportunity to radiologists and cardiologists who intend to specialize in this field.