Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses a small amount of radioactive material (injected, inhaled, or ingested) to create images of your internal organs with a special camera.  Many organ systems can be evaluated with this modality, including bones, thyroid gland, gallbladder, lungs, kidneys, and stomach/bowel.  Most patients undergoing a nuclear medicine exams will have an IV placed. 

Because nuclear medicine uses radiation, in most cases an alternative test is used in pregnant women.  Please alert the technologist if there is a chance you may be pregnant.  Also, alert the technologist if you are breastfeeding, as radiopharmaceuticals may be excreted into breast milk. 

In some cases, we use radioactive iodine (I-131) to treat certain thyroid conditions.  You will be given detailed instructions by our office when you schedule this exam, and your exam will be managed by close collaboration between your endocrinologist and one of our radiologists. 

Once the images have been obtained, they will be sent electronically to the radiologist, who will interpret the exam and generate a report for your doctor.  You should follow up with your healthcare provider as directed to receive the results of your x-ray. 

We try in every way to make your imaging exam pleasant!  As always, please let us know what we can do to improve your experience. 

Please bring a list of medications currently being taken.

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