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Questions Patients May Ask

Questions Patients May Ask

Addressing Potential Questions About Nuclear Stress Testing

Below are some questions patients may have about myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and potential answers that you might consider when talking to your patients about nuclear stress testing. Also, below are links to patient resources that you can download to help answer questions about MPI and inform patients about how to properly prepare for a stress test.


1. American Heart Association. Myocardial perfusion imaging test (08-18-2023). Accessed 12-04-2023. 2. Dorbala S, Ananthasubramaniam K, Armstrong IS, et al. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging guidelines: instrumentation, acquisition, processing, and interpretation. J Nucl Cardiol 2018;25(5):1784-846. 3. Winchester DE, Maron DJ, Blankstein R, Chang IC, Kirtane AJ, et al. ACC/AHA/ASE/ASNC/ASPC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2023 multimodality appropriate use criteria for the detection and risk assessment of chronic coronary disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2023;81(25);2445-2467.

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