Nuclear Medicine

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.

Bone Scan

Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan is done to study the bones for signs of arthritis, inflammation, cancer, or fractures. Imaging of...

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Gastric Emptying Scan

The Gastric Emptying Scan is the most commonly used test to study the transit time of a meal through the...

Hepatobiliary (HIDA) Scan

A Nuclear Medicine Hepatobiliary Scan (HIDA) is done to study the gallbladder and bile ducts for signs of inflammation, obstruction,...

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Lung Scan

A Lung Scan, also referred to as a V/Q scan, is performed to study the lungs, checking for the presence...

Myocardial Perfusion Scan

This exam helps determine how blood is flowing to the muscle of the heart. Imaging of the heart is performed...

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PET/CT

About the Procedure PET/CT combines two scanning techniques (CT and PET) into one exam. PET (Positron Emission Tomography) shows multiple...

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Thyroid Uptake & Scan – Quantifies

Thyroid Scan is a nuclear medicine imaging which quantifies hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and structure abnormalities. The radioactive iodine update test (RAIU)...