Multiple Gated Acquisition (MUGA) Scan

Multiple Gated Acquisition (MUGA) Scan

The Multiple Gated Acquisition (MUGA) scan, also known as either equilibrium radionuclide angiogram or blood pool scan, is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure used to assess the heart by creating a moving image that evaluates the pumping function of the heart’s ventricles, the lower chambers of the heart.

The procedure is performed by combining a radioactive tracer with red blood cells. This solution is then injected into the bloodstream. A special camera, called a gamma camera, will detect the radiation as it travels to the heart, creating the moving image of the heart. The MUGA scan is typically performed after a patient has either had a heart attack, cardiomyopathy or another heart condition to assess the degree of damage to the heart. The scan can be used to accurately measure how much blood is pumped from the ventricles with each heartbeat, which is helpful in monitoring the heart muscle.

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