Nuclear medicine procedures provide information about the anatomy of the body and the function of its organs. Very small amounts of radioactive materials, called radiopharmaceuticals, are used to diagnose and/or treat disease. These substances are attracted to specific organs, bones, or tissues within the body. A special nuclear camera then records the activity given off by the radiopharmaceuticals and forms images of the body parts on a computer.
Any radioactivity from the radiopharmaceutical will be eliminated through your urine. You will not notice any changes.
All of our technologists are certified in nuclear medicine and have years of experience to answer your questions and help keep you comfortable.
Your images will be interpreted by board-certified radiologists who will provide a prompt report to your physician. These tests are offered on an outpatient basis and require a physician referral.