Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT
Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Scanning
After administration of a low dose of radioactive substance, a nuclear medicine scan evaluates organ function and locates disease or tumors, as well as showing the size, shape and position of the organ being scanned.
Nuclear medicine scans can be used to assist your healthcare provider in diagnosing disease, tumors, infection and other disorders by evaluating organ function. One of the unique features of a nuclear medicine scan is that it shows the "function' of the organ or tissue being evaluated as opposed to just a picture. This helps to determine if the organ is working properly. Some of the specific reasons it may be used include:
- Analyzing kidney function
- Image blood flow and function of the heart
- Scan lungs for respiratory and blood flow problems
- Identify blockage of the gallbladder
- Determine the presence or spread of cancer
- Measure thyroid function
- Evaluate bones for fracture, infection, arthritis or tumor
- Locate the presence of infection
The Nuclear Medicine services at Exempla Saint Joseph Service include:
- Three fully digital, advanced imaging technology
- Advanced cardiac imaging capabilities
- Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
- Each team member with advanced registry and over 17 years experience
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Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.