Radiology Terms

Cardiac Blood Pool Scan

What is a cardiac blood pool scan?

Cardiac blood pool scan is also referred to as cardiac blood pool imaging or ejection fraction study. This takes pictures of the heart to check how well it’s functioning and if it’s properly pumping blood throughout the body. 

Blood pool scans are used in a number of cardiac-related scenarios. It can help clinicians determine the size of the heart chambers (ventricles), check the pumping function of the ventricles, check for abnormalities in the walls of the ventricles or look for abnormal movement of blood between the heart chambers.