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A MUGA scan is a nuclear medicine scan and does not involve magnetic fields as MRI's do.

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Where is a MUGA scan done?

A MUGA scan is performed in a hospital nuclear medicine department or in an outpatient facility

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What is the purpose of the MUGA scan?

The MUGA scan is performed to determine if the heart's left and right ventricles are functioning properly and to diagnose abnormalities in the heart wall.

What does a normal MUGA scan show?

A normal MUGA scan should not demonstrate areas of akinesis (lack of movement), or hypokinesis (decreased movement) of the heart muscle walls

What is a variation of the cardiac blood pool scan called?

A multiplegated acquisition (MUGA) scan is a variation of this test.

How long is a MUGA scan?

It takes approximately 30 minutes to one hour

What is a muga scan used to detect?

The MUGA scan stands for Multiple Gated Acquisition Scan and is an extremely useful tool to assess the function of the heart. It's also noninvasive. The scan provides a moving image of the beating heart. From this image medical professionals can make conclusions about the health of the cardiac ventricles.

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Why is pyrophosphate injected in a person before they take a muga scan of the heart?

It helps the radioisotope bind to the RBC's.

Is rest needed after a MUGA scan?

The patient may resume normal activities immediately following the test

What does a MUGA scan use for pictures?

The pictures are taken via gamma camera driven by a computer program

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