Nuclear medicine is a diagnostic test that is used for treatments.
It is a way of obtaining information that would otherwise be unavailable or require surgery.
With nuclear medicine imaging procedures some abnormalities can be detected very early.
Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine is available for:
Cardiac MIBI Perfusion Scans including stress testing
Lung VQ scans
Gastric emptying studies
Gallium scans for infection and fever of unknown origin
How is it done?
Very small amounts of radiopharmaceuticals or tracers are used to diagnose and treat the disease. These radiopharmaceuticals are administered to the patient in various ways and then detected by special type of cameras that are used in conjunction with computers to provide very precise images of the area of the body being imaged.