Nuclear Medicine Scans
Nuclear Medicine is a subspecialty within the field of radiology. It includes diagnostic imaging studies that demonstrate body anatomy and function. The images are based on the distribution of a radioactive substance given to the patient intravenously. Generally, radiation to the patient is similar to that resulting from standard X-ray examinations. Nuclear medicine images can assist the physician in diagnosing diseases. Tumors, infections and other disorders can be diagnosed by evaluating organ function.
Due to the variation of Nuclear Medicine procedures performed, you will receive exam preparation and instructional information specific to your appointment at the time of scheduling.