MUGA (Multi-Gated Acquisition) Scan at Swedish

Information and Preparation Instructions

The purpose of this exam is to look at the function of your left ventricle. Please arrive in the Radiology department for the admissions process. A nuclear medicine technologist will greet you for the appointment. A small intravenous (I.V.) line will be started by the technologist for the exam. Please wear loose, warm comfortable clothing. The technologist will draw blood from your I.V. which will be tagged with a radioactive tracer. The radiotracer will not cause any allergic reaction or discomfort. The tagging process takes 30 minutes after which the blood will be re-injected. Imaging will begin immediately with you lying on your back and EKG leads attached to the chest. This will take approximately 45 minutes.

Before Your MUGA (Multi-Gated Acquisition) Scan

  • If you have a port, please let the technologist know if you would like it accessed