Cardiac doctors explore alternatives to technetium-based tests

09/21/2010 | Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.), The

The global shortage in the medical isotope technetium-99 has prompted cardiac doctors in Pennsylvania to use alternatives. Some doctors have resorted to using MRI instead of nuclear stress tests to help diagnose heart disease, and others are using thallium in place of technetium-99. Doctors juggled cases, postponing some until the isotope was available to perform the stress test while also saying no one who absolutely needed the test was turned away.

View Full Article in:

Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care