MUGA

Alternative names
RNV; Cardiac blood pooling imaging; Nuclear heart scan; Radionuclide ventriculography; nuclear ventriculography (MUGA or RNV)

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 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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