For those of you who have had this test, can you tell me if the apparatus that takes the pictures while you are lying still is over you the entire 1/2 hour. Do you have to change position (front to back or side) or are you lying on your back the entire time?
Thanks for this reply. The test I'm having uses this device - GE Millennium Myosight Gamma Camera. It looks like a clam shell that goes over the body where the heart is rather than up and down the length of the table. Is this the same device you are referring to?
Thanks for this. So does the camera keep moving over you or stay over the heart the whole time?
The camera moves, but not continuously. I think it has perhaps 10 or 12 positions. The camera will move to a position, remain stationary there for several minutes, and then move to the next position. This is all done automatically and the camera is re-aimed at the heart for each position. By the time it's through, you will have been thoroughly scanned from one side to the other.
Thanks so much for all the replies. I was feeling a little claustrophobic that the arm would be sitting just a few inches away from my chest the whole time. But if it moves, as you say, I can probably handle it.