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MUGA (RNA)

What to Expect During the Procedure

We begin this procedure with approximately 5cc’s of blood being withdrawn through an IV in your hand or arm. Your blood will be mixed with a radioactive isotope for 30 minutes. The tagged (mixed) blood is re-injected through the IV. You will lie on your back on the table. Images are acquired for approximately 20 minutes. Upon completion, you may resume normal activities. There are no common side effects.

How Should I Prepare?
  • There are no pre-procedure preparations for this scan.
What to Expect After the Procedure

There are no post procedure instructions. Also, no driver is needed following this procedure. Reports will be sent to your physician within 5 business days. Contact your physician for any information pertaining to the findings.