Toronto Cardiology Associates Inc.
General nuclear medicine studies
A small amount of radioactivity is used to obtain information about how your body is working. It looks at the 'function' of your body. This will help your consultant to understand your illness.
is a test to see how blood moves through your arteries and veins
You will remove upper body clothing and stockings and lie quietly on a table or bed. A technician will place a small transducer on your chest. The transducer
sends ultrasound waves over the various heart structures. As the sound waves bounce off the moving heart structures, they are converted to images that can be seen on a television screen, recorded on videotape, and paper. This procedure may take 45-60 minutes.
An instrument worn 24 to 72 hours at a time that records EKG information which is later analyzed for arrhythmias and other abnormalities.
Noninvasive tests to evaluate heart disease using a small amount of radioactive substance. It is injected into a vein and its presence is detected by a gamma camera. Images reveal areas of the heart that are not getting enough blood
A stress test allows us to see how your heart is working during the stress of exercise, and just after exercise. The exercise device or stress can be performed on a treadmill or a stationary bicycle.
During the test you are connected to a monitor by EKG electrodes (adhesive pads).
A doctor watches and evaluates you very closely. They will make adjustments in the speed and angle of the treadmill or the resistance of the bicycle upon their evaluation of you.