Cardiac PET

Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging at Piedmont is a state-of-the-art imaging system that allows physicians to evaluate your heart health by measuring the blood flow your heart receives. People with symptoms or risk factors for heart disease are candidates to have this exam. Your exam results help your physician decide if you need more treatment. If you are already receiving treatment for heart disease, the results of this exam can help your physician manage your treatment.

PET imaging has more than 95 percent accuracy in diagnosing coronary artery disease, and these detailed images give our physicians more accurate information that enables them to make decisions without using conventional invasive procedures. 

How Does Cardiac PET Work?

Cardiac PET is a radioisotope imaging test that measures blood flow to the heart. When coronary artery disease is present, blood flow is diminished and can be detected by PET imaging with greater accuracy than any other type of stress testing. It also has dramatically less radiation, up to a 10-fold decrease compared to other nuclear stress tests.

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