MIBI - Rest + Stress

Preparation for the scan is required:

  • Avoid caffeinated food/beverages from midnight before the scan (eg: Coffee, Tea, Bananas, Chocolate, Coke and Cocoa)
  • Fast from 10pm the previous night

The following medication should be discontinued at least 48 hours prior to the exam:

  • Beta receptor blockers
  • Calcium channel antagonist
  • Nitrates 
  • Blood thinners
  • Aminophyllin
  • Persantin
  • Patient should not be asthmatic

It may be necessary to stop certain blood pressure and other medication. Please contact our practice.

The arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle, are collectively known as coronary arteries. In Coronary Artery Disease some of the vessels become narrowed, restricting the blood flow to parts of the heart muscle. If the vessel blocks the heart muscle supplied by it dies, a myocardial infarction results. This is also known as a heart attack or coronary. A narrowing of a coronary artery may produce chest pain if blood flow is too restricted, known as Angina. The narrowing is due to a build up of fats and other substances in the lining of the vessel, a process called Athrosclerosis.

Used to diagnose:

Chest pain Suspected coronary artery disease Viability of the heart muscle

Symptom or Suspected Disease

Chest pain

Phone our practice

How to book

Patients will need to be referred to Nuclear Med by a referring doctor. Patients must select the specific scan/study required by their referring doctor and book an appointment at the most convenient location.


  • Medical aid authorisation (referring doctor to provide patient with specific ICD 10 code for medical aid authorisation)
  • Referring doctor’s name and practice number
  • Newly diagnosed oncology patients may need to register for oncology (referring doctor to facilitate registration)