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Diagnostic Imaging

Phone: 603-663-2180

Nuclear Medicine

Exercise Mibi Stress Test

This test is designed to help your doctor see if there is any coronary heart disease.
This is narrowing of the vessels to the heart which, if left untreated, can cause chest pain,
also known as angina. There are 3 parts to this exam.

There is no risk of reaction to the radioactive tracer used in this exam.

This test lasts about 2-3 hours.

Patient Preparation
You will receive instructions prior to the exam about what you may or may not do (i.e. nothing to eat or drink, no caffeine and no smoking before the exam).

You may have 8 oz of water, 3 hours prior to the test.

You may be instructed to decrease or stop certain medications prior to the exam. Please call you doctor or call the cardiology nursing staff at 663-2597 with any questions you may have.

Please bring a list of the medications you take.

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for this exam.

The Scan
The patient checks into the radiology desk at the time specified by the doctor’s office.

1.The nurses will explain the procedure to the patient. An I.V. will be placed in the arm for the injections.
The nuclear technologist conducts the first Mibi injection. The first set of pictures is completed after 30-60 minutes.

2. The exercise portion of the test is performed with the cardiologist present. EKG patches will be placed on the patient’s chest.

3. A second Mibi injection is done. After the exercise portion of the test is completed, a second set of images in is completed.

The Cardiologist will send a report to the patient’s doctor.


603 663 2539

This is intended for educational purposes only.
Please call your Doctor with any other question you may have.