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MUGA Scan

MUGA (MUltiple Gated Acquisition) scan.

  1. There are no specific pre-test recommendations.
  2. The test is performed as the most accurate method of measuring and following ejection fraction. Often used prior to and following cancer chemotherapy.
  3. Also used prior to the insertion of an ICD (Internal Cardiovertor Defibrillator).
  4. The patient's red blood cells are labelled in-vivo and 30-40 minutes later images are taken using the gamma camera.