I did the resting part of my cardio stress test today.
The doc injected me with a gamma radiation emitter, sent me away for an hour, and then rolled me into this donut after hooking me up to a couple of ECG leads. I then had to lie perfectly still for 12 minutes while modern medicine worked it’s technological magic.
Completely painless and pretty boring. The machine produces a bunch of pictures that look like this.
I can tell that I was not cut out to be someone who would interpret cardio stress test photos. Supposedly the machine puts a whole bunch of these together and build a 3-D image of the heart and provides a lot of data about what it is doing.
So we’ll see. Part two of the test, the part involving me and a treadmill (ugh!), is coming up tomorrow morning.