Cardiac PET Scan

What is Cardiac PET Scan?

Cardiac PET Scan is a non invasive test in which a tiny amount of medically safe, a very short half life radiopharmaceutical is injected through an IV line and pictures of your heart are taken from outside by a very specialized camera, which can help your physician to precisely diagnose Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). This test takes less than an hour to be completed and is considered the gold standard and one of the most reliable non invasive cardiac tests in diagnosing CHD.


The early detection of Coronary Heart Disease is vital as the early treatment of heart disease can prevent heart attacks. Clinic studies have shown that Cardiac PET scan is more accurate than other tests such as electrocardiogram (ECG) stress testing, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT or traditional nuclear stress testing) in diagnosing Coronary Heart Disease. Ask your doctors about Cardiac PET scan if you are having these tests or suspected to have Coronary Heart Disease. For a consultation with our physicians call 305-666-4633