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Resting Myocardial Perfusion Scan
A myocardial perfusion scan is a type of nuclear medicine procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance, called a radionuclide (radiopharmaceutical or radioactive tracer), is used during the procedure to assist in the examination of the tissue under study. Specifically, the myocardial perfusion scan evaluates the heart's function and blood flow.
Resting Radionuclide Angiogram
Resting RNA is a nuclear medicine procedure in which a tiny amount of radioactive tracer is injected and recorded as it moves through the heart. This test helps doctors evaluate how well the heart pumps and how much blood is pumped with each beat.
Radionuclide Angiogram, Resting and Exercise
A resting and exercise radionuclide angiogram (RNA) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance, called a tracer, is used to help show the tissue under study. In this case, the heart's chambers in motion are studied. This test can tell the doctor how well the heart pumps with each heartbeat and how much blood is pumped with each heartbeat (called the ejection fraction) both during exercise and at rest.
Right Heart Catheterization
Right heart catheterization allows a surgeon to use a small, thin hollow tube called a catheter to examine your heart.
Right Heart Catheterization with Heart Tissue Biopsy
In a right-heart catheterization with heart tissue biopsy, your doctor takes tissue samples directly from your heart muscle.
Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Robotic cardiac surgery is a form of heart surgery performed through tiny incisions in the chest. Thanks to the use of tiny instruments and robotic devices, surgeons are able to perform several types of heart surgery in a way that is much less invasive than other types of heart surgery.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery
Roux-en-Y weight-loss surgery is a procedure that reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch, reducing the amount of food you can take in.
Rotator Cuff Repair
The rotator cuff is the muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place. The rotator cuff can become injured or wear down with age. If injured, the rotator cuff may need surgery to repair it.
Robotic Hysterectomy
A robotic hysterectomy allows the surgeon to perform the procedure via a computer using laparoscopic tools to remove the uterus.
Radical Prostatectomy (RP)
Radical prostatectomy is surgery to remove the prostate gland. During the procedure, the seminal vesicles, nearby tissues, and often some pelvic lymph nodes are also removed.

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