A healthcare provider may order a transesophageal echocardiogram, or TEE, in response to poor echo images or before heart surgery. The transducer is placed directly behind the heart, enabling it to obtain high-quality images of all sides of the heart.
Nuclear Cardiology and Heart Perfusion Imaging Nuclear cardiology studies assess blood flow of the heart using noninvasive techniques. These procedures assess how well the heart is pumping and can determine the size and location of a heart attack. Heart perfusion imaging is the most popular nuclear cardiology technique. In this technique, the patient exercises and […]