A nuclear medicine exam uses radioactive material to make diagnostic evaluations of the anatomic or physiologic conditions of the body.
It can often identify abnormalities in the early stages of disease, at a time when a more successful treatment may be possible.
Nuclear medicine differs from other diagnostic exams such as x-ray, CT or MRI because it shows an organ’s function, rather than just what it looks like. This ability enables the radiologists to not only show the activity of many organs including the thyroid, heart, stomach and kidneys but to monitor growths such as cancers.
Nuclear medicine is also well used for imaging bones and joints to detect abnormalities such as trauma, fractures, arthritis or tumors.
Some Frequently Ordered Nuclear Medicine Exams are:
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