Our nuclear medicine camera and associated computer enhancements are built by the GE Corporation.
Nuclear imaging uses small amounts of radioactive compounds to produce images that help in gathering information about the function of various organs. The compounds, called tracers, are helpful in evaluating bone, liver, heart, lung, brain, kidney, or endocrine problems.
During the exam, the patient may be asked to change clothes and wear a gown.
Wearing loose fitting jogging clothes with no metal objects may allow you to avoid changing clothes.
Our most common studies are (call if your study is not listed here):
- Bone scan
- Hida scan with ejection fraction
- Thyroid scan
- Liver/spleen scan
- Triple renal scan
The electronic images are acquired, transmitted and stored in a digital format. The images, with the appropriate reports, are immediately available for transmission to referring physicians. Our facility can also accept similar images from other facilities for comparisons to prior studies. This becomes very important in identifying any pertinent changes in the health status of the region of interest.