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, either intravenously, by mouth or inhaled into the lungs. 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.
Our Nuclear Medicine radiologists are board-certified physicians with special training in Nuclear Medicine procedures including: Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan, Diamox Scan, Gallium Whole Body Scan, Gastric Emptying, Hepatobiliary Scan, Meckel’s Scan, Parathyroid Scan, Stress Gated Heart Scan, Shunt Studies, Thallium Cardiac Scan, and Thyroid Scan.
For more information on this and other radiology procedures, please visit http://www.radiologyinfo.org