Cardiac nuclear imaging is a way of checking blood flow through the muscle or walls of your heart. A tracer (small amount of radioactive matter) is given to you through a vein in your arm. A camera scans the tracer in your blood as it flows through your heart muscle. It is also called a perfusion scan.
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How long does an x-ray take?
Brigham and Women's Hospital answeredPlain film radiography (x-ray) is safe, noninvasive, and quickly performed. The average exam takes no more than 10 to 15 minutes per part (e.g., cervical spine, knee, or chest x-ray). For most plain film exams, no special patient preparation is required.
How will dental X-rays feel?
Healthwise answeredDental X-rays take only a few minutes and are not painful.
Some people may gag on the plastic or cardboard that holds the X-ray film. People often find it easier to relax if they focus on something else (such as an object on the wall) and take slow, deep breaths through their nose during the X-rays.
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