Nuclear cardiology is a safe, painless imaging method that uses very small amounts of radioactive tracers to provide detailed information about the structure and function of your heart. A special camera creates a digital computer image by tracking the tracer you'll receive during the procedure.
These images help us identify heart disease or damage from previous heart attacks, and help determine your risk for future heart attacks.
Nuclear cardiology testing can measure your heart function and help your cardiologist decide what medications, tests or procedures you need.
At Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Department of Nuclear Cardiology, we offer a full range of diagnostic testing for cardiac conditions, including:
Nuclear cardiology procedure are done at the Feinberg/Galter Pavilion.
American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation
Our Ultrasound, MRI, Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine and CT departments are proud to be an accredited facility of the American College of Radiology (ACR). Earning this designation means:
A physician order is required for Nuclear Cardiology testing.
To schedule an appointment with the Nuclear Cardiology and Stress Lab,