Nuclear Cardiology

Nuclear Cardiology

Combining the use of treadmill exercise or pharmacologic vasodilators in conjunction with special radioactive tracers, nuclear stress testing provides a noninvasive evaluation of blood flow throughout the heart potentially leading to the discovery of significant blockages in the arteries supplying the heart. Information about the size and strength of the heart is also provided by this form of testing. This same day, outpatient procedure is simple, fast and well tolerated with little side effects. These tests are available both in the outpatient office setting as well as in the various hospitals we service. Dr. Diwadkar is board certified in nuclear cardiology by theĀ Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) and has special certification to perform and interpret all forms of nuclear cardiac testing.