II. Indications

  1. CHF assessment
    1. Echocardiogram difficult due to body size

III. Advantages

  1. Very accurate in assessing Left Ventricular function

IV. Disadvantages

  1. Assesses Left Ventricular Function only
  2. Must be in sinus rhythm

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Ontology: Multiple gated acquisition scanning (C0521317)

Definition (NCI) A multi-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan and a form of radionuclide imaging that provides a comprehensive look at blood flow and the function of the lower chambers of the heart ventricles.
Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
SnomedCT 404221001, 12637006
LNC LA11846-5
Italian Esame di angiocardioscintigrafia, Test MUGA
English MUGA, MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition, MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisiton, MUGA-Multiple-gated acquisiton, acquisition gated multiple scanning, muga scan, muga scans, scan muga, multiple gated acquisition scan, Multiple gated acquisition scan, MUGA Scan, MUGA scan, Multiple gated acquisition scanning (procedure), Multiple gated acquisition scanning, Multiple gated acquisition scanning, NOS, Multi-Gated Acquisition Scan, Radionuclide Ventriculogram Scan
Dutch MUGA scan, multiple gated acquisition scan
French Ventriculographie scintilligraphique par la méthode "multigated" (MUGA scan), Examen par acquisition à déclenchements multiples
German MUGA-Scan, getriggertes Aufzeichnungsverfahren mit Mehrfachbildern
Portuguese Cintigrafia multiportas, Scan multiportas
Spanish MUGA, angiografía sincronizada multinuclear, exploración cardíaca multisincronizada, exploración cardíaca multisincronizada (procedimiento), exploración MUGA, Gammagrafía con adquisición sincronizada múltiple (MUGA), angiografía MUGA, angiografía con radioisótopos (procedimiento), angiografía con radioisótopos
Japanese MUGAスキャン, MUGAスキャン
Czech MUGA sken
Hungarian MUGA scan, Multiple gated acquisition (MUGA) scan