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    Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear Medicine

     

    A nuclear medicine exam is a safe and painless procedure that utilizes radioactive material to detect, diagnose and treat disease. It can identify abnormalities early in the progression of a disease, a time when a more successful treatment may be possible.

    Nuclear medicine differs from the other exams, such as X-ray, CT, or MRI, because it takes images of organ function, rather than just the anatomy. This means that it can show how an organ is working, not simply what it looks like. This allows us to monitor cancer and study the activity of many organs, including the thyroid, heart, stomach, and kidneys.

    Nuclear medicine is also well known for imaging the bones and joints to detect abnormalities, including trauma, fractures, arthritis, or tumors.

     

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    • BONE SCAN
    • BONE SCAN TRIPLE – PHASE
    • BONE SCAN MULTIPLE AREAS
    • THYROID UPTAKE
    • THYROID SCAN
    • PARATHYROID SCAN
    • HYPERTHYROID THERAPY I-131
    • THYROID CANCER THERAPY I-131
    • RENAL SCAN
    • RENAL SCAN W/CAPTOPRIL
    • LIVER /SPLEEN SCAN
    • HEPATOBILIARY SCAN (PIPIDA SCAN)
    • STRESS TEST THALLIUM-TREADMILL
    • STRESS TEST THALLIUM PHARMACOLOGICAL
    • TREADMILL STRESS TEST
    • EKG
    • 24 HR HOLTER
    • STRESS ECHO
    • ECHOCARDIOGRAM +2D/M
    • ECHOCARDIOGRAM W/DOPPLER/COLOR
    • CORONARY ARTERY CALCIUM SCORING/CARDIAC SCORING
    • MUGA – GATED BLOOD POOL
    • GASTRIC EMPTYING
    • Preparation for your Nuclear Medicine scan will depend on the type of exam; a Virtual Imaging representative will call you prior to your appointment to provide specific instructions, and review health and insurance information.
    • Please bring previous imaging study results (X-ray, MRI, CT, etc.) as reports, films or CD-roms if available.
    • Notify a member of Virtual Imaging’s staff if you are nursing or if there is a chance you could be pregnant.
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early to very your registration and health information.
    • Nuclear Medicine uses a small and safe amount of radioactive “tracer or contest (dye) agent, that go to specific organs, bones, or tissues.
    • The tracer will be administered orally or by an IV injection in your arm. It may take a few minutes to five hours for the tracer to reach the specific area to be studied. If there is a long wait period, you will be free to leave the center and return for your scan several hours later.
    • You will lie on a padded table. Once in position, the tracer emits gamma rays that are detected by a camera and works with computers to to form images that provide data about the body area in question.
    • The nuclear medicine scan takes approximately 30-60 minutes.
    • These procedures are very safe. The amount of radiation needed for the exam is minimal and the body eliminates the tracer material typically within 24 hours.
    • Drinking extra water will help remove the tracer more quickly.

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