Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive material, a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. It provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures to help diagnose many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other health conditions. Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they may detect disease in its earliest stages when it is most easily treated.
Our most frequently performed exams:
- Myocardial Perfusion SPECT (Stress and rest)
- V/Q Scan (lung ventilation/perfusion)
- Hepatobiliary Scan
- Bone Scan
- Gastric Emptying Study
- Ceretec Scan
- Thyroid Uptake and Scan
- Parathyroid Scan
- MUGA Scan
For more information about the specific test your physician has ordered, visit Radiologyinfo.org.