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Old 08-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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Nuclear Imaging test

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?

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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Re: Nuclear Imaging test

When I had it done I stayed on my back for the whole time. The scanner on top moved slowly down the length of my body. Nothing to be worried about easier and less claustrophobic than an MRI.

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Re: Nuclear Imaging test

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?

 
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Re: Nuclear Imaging test

Hi, no mine was like a flat sheet of metal that moved from one end of my body to the other.
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Re: Nuclear Imaging test

I've had several nuclear tests. In all of them, the camera swung up and over my body rather than up and down.

 
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Re: Nuclear Imaging test

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I've had several nuclear tests. In all of them, the camera swung up and over my body rather than up and down.
Thanks for this. So does the camera keep moving over you or stay over the heart the whole time?

 
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Re: Nuclear Imaging test

When I had mine the camera swung around the chest area.

 
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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.

 
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Re: Nuclear Imaging test

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.

 
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