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Nuclear Medicine/PET Scan

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive substances, or tracers, to diagnose or treat disease. It is a safe, painless way of gathering information that may otherwise be undetectable. Nuclear medicine tests can identify abnormalities early in the progression of a disease, long before the medical problem would be apparent with other diagnostic screenings.

Many different types of nuclear medicine tests are performed each day by our highly qualified staff to detect neoplasms, thyroid disorders, hypertension, pulmonary diseases, gastrointestinal problems, and renal dysfunction, to name a few.

Latest equipment includes:

GE Millennium Gamma Camera; Philips Bright View Gamma Camera

To learn more about testing and how to prepare:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TEST

PET/CT Infusion Scan

(Positron Emission Tomography)

This sophisticated diagnostic tool is used to detect lymphoma, melanoma, lung cancer, and head and neck tumors. PET scan studies may also be used to evaluate liver conditions in cases of colorectal cancer. In neurology, the test can detect various brain disorders.

PET scanning is a safe, noninvasive diagnostic procedure that is comfortable for the patient and allows a whole-body examination in a single procedure requiring only one hour.

To learn more about testing and how to prepare:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TEST