Gated Nuclear Angiogram (Wall Motion Study)
gated nuclear angiogram (nuclear wall motion study, radio-nuclide angiogram,
MUGA scan) is a technique using radioisotopes to measure the pump function
of the heart. Usually we use this technique to measure the function of
the left ventricle (LV), which is the major pumping chamber of the heart.
The LV receives blood from the lungs and pumps blood to the rest of the
body. A gated nuclear angiogram is more accurate than echocardiography
and even cardiac catheterization in measuring the pumping capacity of
the left ventricle.
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