Nuclear Cardiology Tests
Nuclear cardiology is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of a radioactive tracer material to help your doctor evaluate and diagnose disorders of your heart. The amount of radiation you receive in a typical nuclear scan is quite low and the test is considered quite safe. Your doctor will perform this test to assess your heart condition and determine the best course of action for you based on your specific history and case.
The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute’s nuclear medicine program is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. All findings are reported to the practice via a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for improvement. SCHI is very proud to have achieved this accreditation because when you choose The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute, as an ACR-accredited facility, you know:
• SCHI has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally-accepted standards
• Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical
• The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines