Since the radio-labelled red blood cells fill the cardiac chambers, the image produced by the gamma camera is essentially a movie of the beating heart.This dynamic image can be digitally analyzed to determine a lot of useful information about your heart health.
So, for many people with suspected heart problems, the MUGA scan must be used in combination with other cardiac tests to obtain as full a picture as possible of the person’s overall cardiac condition. ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM 2009 Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging: a Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American College of Radiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Mugman's character dates back to May 27, 2013, when he first appeared in a video from a user by the name of The Dups.Second, the LVEF measured by a MUGA scan ejection fraction is highly reproducible.This means that if subsequent MUGA scans measure a difference in the LVEF, that difference is likely to reflect an actual change in the condition of the heart (and is not an artifact of an inaccurate measurement).Several important features of cardiac function can be measured from the MUGA scan.
If a person has had a heart attack, or any other disease that affects the heart muscle (such as heart failure), the MUGA scan can localize the portion of the heart muscle that has sustained damage, and can assess the degree of damage.The ejection fraction is simply the proportion of blood that is expelled from the ventricle with each heart beat.So, for instance, if the left ventricle ejects 60% of its blood volume with each beat, the LVEF is 0.6.The Technetium 99 attaches to your red blood cells, and circulates within your bloodstream.You will then be placed under a special camera (a gamma camera), which is able to detect the low-level radiation being given off by the Technetium-labelled red cells.The MUGA scan (MUltiple Gated Acquisition scan) is a noninvasive test used to evaluate cardiac function.