Rest-Stress Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy (Scan)
A rest-stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (scan) is obtained to evaluate blood flow to cardiac muscle during rest and stress conditions.
How Boston Children’s approaches rest-stress myocardial perfusion scans
The Division of Nuclear Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital is committed to providing a safe, comfortable, and child-friendly atmosphere with:
- specialized nuclear medicine physicians with expertise in interpreting rest-stress myocardial perfusion scans in children of all ages
- certified nuclear medicine technologists with years of experience imaging children and teens
- equipment adapted for pediatric use, which means age-appropriate care for children
- protocols that keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievablewhile assuring high image quality.