Nuclear Medicine

 

Nuclear Medicine imaging is a type of medical imaging that provides detailed pictures of what is happening inside the body at the molecular and cellular level. Where other diagnostic imaging procedures—such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound and MRI —offer pictures of physical structure, molecular imaging allows physicians to see how the body is functioning and to measure its chemical and biological processes.

 

Nuclear Medicine uses small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat disease. In nuclear medicine imaging, the radiopharmaceuticals are detected by special types of cameras that work with computers to provide very precise pictures of the area of the body being imaged. Nuclear medicine can also be used to treat certain types of cancer and other diseases.

 

Nuclear Medicine exams are scheduled Monday through Friday from 5:30am to 8:30am.  These exams are scheduled at these times as frequently, depending on the exam ordered, you will be required to return a few hours after being injected for delayed imaging.

 

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