Nuclear imaging is a specialized area of diagnostic radiology which enables physicians to evaluate bones, cardiac blood flow and other organ function to detect the presence of disease, infection or dysfunction. These “physiologic images” of specific body processes are used to assess a wide variety of medical conditions that cannot be seen on other imaging tests. Furthermore, nuclear medicine imaging often identifies abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease.
This imaging technique uses small amounts of radioactive materials that are detected by a special gamma camera to produce images. These materials, which are administered to patients orally or intravenously, expose patients to minimal radiation. The benefits of nuclear imaging are substantial, providing a non-invasive and painless test that can detect problems at the molecular level.
Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. has been dedicated to serving patients and providers across the Upper Midwest for over 90 years. We take pride in being a physician-owned practice and a trusted radiology partner, offering a wide range of radiology services to the healthcare community.
With a team of over 70 board-certified radiologists, we bring a wealth of comprehensive knowledge, experience, and expertise to more than 100 healthcare facilities in Minnesota and its surrounding areas. Additionally, we provide outpatient services at easily accessible Twin Cities locations. Our radiologists cover all imaging subspecialties, ensuring that we can deliver high-quality care tailored to the specific needs of our patients and partners.