Stress MIBI: Testing your child's heart

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A stress MIBI test looks at the flow of blood through the heart during rest and exercise using a radioactive agent.

Key points

  • A stress MIBI is a test that examines your child's heart and blood flow.
  • The test uses radioactive material and special cameras to take pictures of the inside of the body.
  • The amount of radioactive material used is very small and will not hurt your child.
  • The cameras take pictures while your child is at rest and while your child is exercising.
Last updated: November 10th 2009