Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI)
St. Luke's Hospital's Heart & Vascular Institute
is proud to announce that we are currently the only hospital in the region offering the cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging exam to patients who have symptoms or risk factors for heart disease.
What Is A Cardiac MPI Exam?
A cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) exam is used by doctors to evaluate the health of your heart by measuring the blood flow that it receives. People who receive this exam may have symptoms and/or risk factors for heart disease. The results of this exam will help your doctor determine if you should have follow-up treatment. If you are already being treated for a heart-related condition, the results of this exam can also be used to help your doctor manage your treatment.
A cardiac PET MPI exam offers the following advantages:
About Your Exam: Cardiac PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
- Studies have shown cardiac PET images have the greatest accuracy of all stress testing;
- A complete gated rest/stress cardiac PET procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes for optimal patient comfort, convenience, and satisfaction;
- The Rubidium-82 (82Rb) tracer used supplies a substantially lower radiation dose than with other methods;
- The exam performs well for patients with inconclusive previous stress tests, those with high BMI, and individuals with large chests; it also more accurately identifies multi-vessel disease.
Important properties of PET MPI with Rb-82
For questions or for more information, please call and ask for a PET technologist at 314-205-6538
. To schedule or to change a PET exam appointment, please call 314-205-6565
St. Luke's Hospital is in alliance with Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute, ranked No. 1 in the nation for heart care since 1995 by U.S. News & World Report
*We are currently the only hospital in the region offering PET Rubidium-82 myocardial perfusion imaging.