Nuclear Medicine

  • What is Nuclear Medicine?
  • What to Expect in Your Exam
  • Equipment Tour
CT ScanNuclear Medicine is the use of very small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose (examine organ function and structure) – and sometimes treat – disease. Nuclear Medicine carries about the same risk as a common x – ray. Typically you will be given an injection of a radioactive isotope and you may be asked to wait a small to moderate amount of time before your scan. In some cases you may be asked to return the following day(s) to complete a particular phase of your scan.
CT Scan

CT Scan

During the Exam
At the time of your scan you will be asked to remove any metal objects from your body. Depending on your scan you may be asked to dress in a gown, otherwise you may be scanned in your own clothing. During your scan the technologist will prepare and guide you through any of the particulars of the scan.
After the Exam
After the scan, you may return to your normal activities or follow any instructions set by your physician. Your physician will then let you know of the results from your scan.