What is Nuclear Cardiology?
Nuclear cardiology uses small amounts of radioactive material to obtain information about the heart. With this technology, developed in the 1960's and 1970's, the nuclear cardiologist may assess the heart muscle.
How is Nuclear Cardiology performed?
Nuclear cardiology procedures are performed by cardiologists in hospitals, clinics, and private offices. Such a facility must have a license from the government, which is only issued after a thorough evaluation of the facility and the physician's training.