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NUCLEAR MEDICINE


What is Nuclear Medicine?

This specialty area uses small amounts of radioactive materials, or radioisotope, to evaluate various areas of the body. Nuclear Medicine imaging utilizes a combination of chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine. This is a safe and helpful way to aid in the diagnosis of many different diseases or conditions.

How is the Radioisotope Administered:

The radioisotope will be injected in to the body, swallowed, or inhaled by the patient.

Different Types of Nuclear Medicine Procedures:


Bone Scan (Whole body, 3 Phrase, SPECT)
Brain Scan
Gallium Scan
Gastric Emptying Scan
GI Bleeding Scan
Liver/Spleen Scan
Lung Scan (VQ)
Heart Scan
Hepatobiliary Scan (HIDA, Gallbladder)
Meckels Scan
MUGA Scan
Parathyroid Scan
White Blood Cell (WBC) Scan (Ceretec or Indium)
Renal Scan
SPECT Scan
Thyroid Scan

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