Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Nuclear Cardiology involves noninvasive exams that diagnose heart disease using a small amount of radioactive material called tracers. Tracers are injected into a vein, and the patient is placed under a specialized camera called a gamma camera. The images reveal a variety of information about the heart, blood supply to the overall heart muscle and how well the heart pumps. These exams can detect Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and evaluate the effectiveness of the heart's pumping action, as well as evaluate the heart's ability to perform under stress.
The radioactive materials used during these exams are safe, as they are given in small amounts and the radioactivity goes away quickly.
Watson Clinic's Nuclear Cardiology department combines clinical expertise with technology, performing approximately 400 cardiac exams per month. A team comprised of cardiologists and highly trained technicians practice quality imaging protocols, tuning each exam to the needs of the patient.
Exams are provided with a physician referral.
For additional information, please call 863-680-7452.
By appointment and same day.