What is a MUGA Scan?
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The MUGA scan, or multiple-gated acquisition scan, is also known as a cardiac blood pool test. It is a completely non-invasive medical procedure designed to check the blood flow and function of the heart. During the procedure, your heart specialist will take video imagery of the lower chambers of the heart to determine whether everything works as it should. If any abnormalities arise in the chambers (ventricles) of the heart or in the movement of your blood, the doctor will
A Muga (Multigated Acquisition) test is a diagnostic tool used by physicians to produce images of the heart’s lower chambers (ventricles) that hold blood. The test can show whether the blood is pumping properly and whether there is any abnormality in the size of the chambers. You can clearly see why people prefer Muga, also known as a “nuclear heart scan” or “radionuclide ventriculography.” Preparation In all honesty, advice can vary regarding Muga test preparation. But our viewpoint is safety