Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine uses radioactive elements (radioisotopes) to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body. The isotope attaches to a carrier substance which accumulates in the part of the body being scanned, where it gives off energy in the form of gamma rays. This energy is detected by a special camera and produces pictures offering details on both the structure and function of organs and tissues.

Types of Studies – All Nuclear Medicine Studies can be done in SPECT, QUANTITATED or FLOWED

  • Biliary Scan
  • HIDA
  • HIDA with EF
  • Bone Scans Function
  • 3 Phase
  • Total Body Imaging
  • SPECT Imaging
  • Infection
  • Labeled WBC
  • Gallium
  • Gastric Emptying
  • Solid
  • Liquid
  • Testicular
  • Cardiac
  • MUGA
  • Parathyroid
  • Lung
  • V/Q
  • Quantitative
  • Thyroid
  • Thyroid uptake and scan
  • Total Body I131 (131 Therapy hyperthy)
  • Renal
  • Baseline
  • Captopril
  • Lasix
  • Tumor Localization
  • Gallium Indium
  • Bowel Imaging
  • GI Bleed
  • Meckel’s
  • Diverticulum
  • Brain SPECT
  • Liver
  • Liver/Spleen
  • Joint Imaging

 

 

Preparing for Your Exam
Depending on the particular study, preparation will vary. Please contact us for more information on the preparation needed for your particular exam.