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Kent Hospital
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 737-7010, ext. 31988


Outpatient services are available between 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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.

Our Nuclear Medicine Department performs multiple types of exams:

  • Blood flow in arteries and veins.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Liver.
  • Gallbladder.
  • Lung.
  • Heart.
  • Bone.
  • Kidneys.

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.