A Resource for
Nuclear Lab Professionals

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Welcome to pharmstresstech.com, an interactive online resource for nuclear technologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals interested in nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and its use in diagnosis, clinical decision making, and management of cardiovascular disease.


This Web site was developed by Astellas Pharma US, Inc.,
as part of our dedication to helping cardiovascular imaging professionals in their quest to provide the best possible
patient care.


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The Importance of Adequate Exercise in MPI Testing

  • Inadequate exercise can reduce the sensitivity of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), which may result in false negatives and aborted tests. more>

Staying Up-to-Date in Nuclear Cardiology

  • Learn about the latest advances in cardiac nuclear imaging hardware and software, as well as the best resources to stay up-to-date. more>

Attenuating Severe AEs Associated With Vasodilatory Pharm Stress

  • Identify common adverse events associated with pharmacologic stress agents and learn best practices for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). more>

Cardiac Stress Testing in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Guidelines recommend evaluating patients with chronic kidney disease for signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease because of the associated risk. more>

The Utility of Appropriate Use Criteria for Radionuclide Imaging

  • The Appropriate Use Criteria is an evidence-based tool for making patient-focused decisions about cardiac imaging. more>

Pharm Stress in Patients With Bronchoconstrictive Disease

  • Know the roles played by the various adenosine receptors in mediating the physiological effects of endogenous adenosine, including bronchoconstriction. more>

Considering Thallium (Tl)-201 SPECT MPI

  • Become familiar with common Tl-201 single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT MPI) protocols. more>

Technical Advances in SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

  • This edition discusses how technical advances in SPECT MPI may address concerns about patient radiation exposure and improve patient comfort. more>

Implications of USP 797 in the Nuclear Cardiology Lab

  • The revised version of General Chapter 797—an enforceable chapter of the US Pharmacopeia (USP)—became official on June 1, 2008. more>