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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 (PDF) PDF

Important properties of PET MPI with Rb-82

Contact Us:
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.