A pet scan of the heart is a noninvasive nuclear imaging test it uses radioactive tracers called radionuclides to produce pictures of your heart doctors use cardiac pet scans to diagnose coronary artery disease cad and damage due to a heart attack . Pet or pet ct scans performed at rest or with pharmacological stress used for noninvasive imaging of the perfusion of the heart for the diagnosis and management of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Positron emission tomography pet scans show the chemical functioning of organs and tissues while other imaging techniques such as x ray mri magnetic resonance imaging and ct computed tomography scans show structure. Cardiac pet and pet ct imaging is a comprehensive informative up to date state of the art textbook on newer cardiac imaging technologies and also provides valuable insight into the future of cardiac imaging the book has 6 parts the first 5 parts or sections are subdivided into several chapters that cover a wide spectrum of presently . A positron emission tomography pet scan of the heart is an imaging test that uses specialized dye to allow your doctor to view problems with your heart the dye contains radioactive tracers
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