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Why do we plunge our hands into cold water during the scan?

You will be asked to plunge your hands into ice water for 60 seconds during the exam. This is known as a stress test – the shock of the cold water will put your body into a “fight or flight” response. Normal blood vessels will constrict and cool down, blood vessels feeding abnormal cells will not. The technician will then repeat the process of taking the images to compare the baseline images against the functional test images.

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