Patients are injected with a radioactive dye, and will be asked to walk on a treadmill as part of the test. The testing process will also involve having electrodes attached to your chest to measure your heartbeat, along with a blood pressure cuff.
No special preparation is necessary for most nuclear medicine procedures, though specific instructions will be given to you at the time you schedule your appointment. You may be required to fast, or restrain from certain medications, alcohol, caffeine, or smoking. You should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and refrain from applying any lotions or oils to your chest area. Please bring your current medical insurance card, photo ID, order for the test, a list of your current medications and any copay or coinsurance you may owe.