Cardiac blood pooling imaging

Alternative names
RNV; nuclear ventriculography; Nuclear heart scan; Radionuclide ventriculography; MUGA

Definition
nuclear ventriculography (MUGA or RNV) is a test that uses radioactive tracers to make heart chambers and blood vessels visible. The procedure is non-invasive. The heart structures are not touched by instruments.


Check nuclear ventriculography (MUGA or RNV)

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.

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