Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine


CHI Health Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medical imaging. Specialists in Nuclear Medicine use small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose various diseases. This includes diagnosing many types of cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal and other disorders of the body. This branch of radiology is often used to help diagnose and treat abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease, such as thyroid cancer. Nuclear imaging is used to study organ and tissue function.

The imaging procedures used by Nuclear Medicine specialitsts are noninvasive and use radioactive materials called radiotracers or radiopharmaceuticals. By measuring the behavior of the radiotracers in the body during a nuclear scan, the doctor can assess and diagnose various conditions, such as tumors, abscesses, hematomas, organ enlargement, or cysts. A nuclear scan may also be used to assess organ function and blood circulation.

Nuclear Medicine Scans

  • Renal Scans
  • Thyroid Scans
  • Bone Scans
  • Gallium Scans
  • Heart Scans
  • Breain Scans
  • Breast Scans

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