Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg brings Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) to Fredericksburg. 

What are the advantages of Cardiac PET/CT?

A Cardiac PET/CT exam is a specialized imaging test used to evaluate the blood flow and function of your heart. Cardiac PET/CT provides higher resolution images and is more sensitive than traditional stress testing with SPECT imaging. This means it can detect smaller abnormalities and subtle changes in blood flow, making it potentially more accurate in certain cases. It also allows for more precise quantification of blood flow and metabolic processes, which can be essential for assessing myocardial viability and identifying areas at risk of ischemia. Scans require less time than SPECT imaging and often involve a lower radiation dose, which may be beneficial, especially for patients who need multiple scans or those with radiation sensitivity.

This non-invasive test is the gold standard in cardiac perfusion imaging, and we couldn’t be prouder to offer it.