Nuclear Medicine Imaging is a diagnostic tool, which involves the injection or ingestion of a small quantity of radioactive material which very accurately detects the flow and function of different organs of your body. Radioactive levels, in most cases, are equal to or less than a routine x-ray or CT examination.
Common nuclear medicine procedures include thyroid studies, bone scans, lung scans, cardiac stress tests, Gastric Emptying and liver and gallbladder procedures.
Nuclear medicine requires special preparations before the test. Your Nuclear Medicine Technologist will call you the day prior to test to explain the test and answer any questions and to confirm your appointment so we can order your medicine.