Most cardiac PET exams take less than one hour; however, a longer exam should not be cause for concern. Upon arrival, our team will register you and review your medical history. Please be sure to report all medications you are taking.Trained medical personnel will be with you throughout your exam.An intravenous line will be placed in a vein in your arm to allow the administration of medication during the exam.Small pads called electrodes will be placed on your chest to monitor the electrical activity of your heart through the study. Your blood pressure, heart rate, and electrocardiogram are monitored before, during, and after the test.You will be asked to lie down on a padded, comfortable scanning table developed especially for the PET camera. During your PET scan, most of your body is outside the scanner; this is not a full-body scan. If you’re claustrophobic, please take your medication 30 minutes before your scan.A small amount of radiopharmaceutical is given through your intravenous line, enabling the PET camera to capture images of your heart. The camera will take pictures of your heart in two phases: one at rest and one at stress.The resting and stress phases are compared to evaluate blood flow through your heart and to look for heart disease and damage to the heart muscle.