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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine specialists use safe, painless and cost-effective techniques to image the body and treat disease.

Nuclear medicine imaging provides doctors with information about both structure and function, and allows them to gather medical information that would otherwise require surgery or necessitate more expensive diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine scans are often performed to analyze the following:

  • Cardiology: visualize heart blood flow and function.
  • Endocrinology: diagnose and treat thyroid conditions.
  • Genitourinary (kidney): analyze kidney function, identify urinary tract obstruction, assess for renal hypertension, renal scar and vesico-uretheral reflux.
  • Gastroenterology (stomach): analyze stomach function, identify inflammation in the gallbladder or identify bleeding into the bowel. 
  • Neurology: investigate abnormalities in the brain, such as seizures, memory loss and abnormalities in blood flow.
  • Oncology: determine the presence or spread of cancer in various parts of the body.
  • Thoracic: scan lungs for respiratory and blood flow problems.
  • Urology: analyze kidney function, diagnose and assess severity of urinary tract blockage.
  • Many other uses

Why Nuclear Medicine?

A nuclear medicine test can be an important tool for patients with a range of conditions. Read more (PDF) about the many reasons a patient can be referred for a nuclear medicine study.

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