MedStar Health is among the first hospital systems in the central Maryland and Washington, D.C., regions to offer D-Spect imaging, the new technology in radioisotope imaging for myocardial perfusion (how well blood flows through your heart). Major advantages include:

  • 10 times faster imaging speed
  • Two times better image resolution
  • Imaging time of six minutes or fewer, versus 40 minutes previously
  • Rapid imaging, reducing the incidence of patient motion
  • Potential for significant reduction in radiation exposure
  • Open chair design, allowing for upright imaging and better patient comfort
  • High patient weight capacity, allowing for imaging of patients with body mass indices well above 30 kg/m2 without compromising image quality

Learn more about heart care at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.