Nuclear Medicine Myocardial Stress Tests (NST) is a specialized cardiac diagnostic test to evaluate the heart’s function. This enables providers to determine the function of your heart during rest and stress. This test helps to:
This test includes injections through an IV that specifically highlights the heart. Both radiology imaging and a stress test are performed. The stress test can be completed on a specialized treadmill or with medication if unable to walk safely on the treadmill. A physician will be present during the stress portion of the test. The complete study will take approximately 3 hours.
This test must be ordered by a provider to be performed. Once the order has been received, verified, and authorized by insurance, the Cardiopulmonary Department will contact you to be scheduled.