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)
|Gastric Emptying Scan
|GI Bleeding Scan
|Lung Scan (VQ)
|Hepatobiliary Scan (HIDA, Gallbladder)
|White Blood Cell (WBC) Scan (Ceretec or Indium)