Your Nuclear Medicine Scan at St. Mary's - What to Expect
A Nuclear Medicine Scan uses a small amount of a radioactive material to diagnose and treat various diseases. The scan is a safe and painless procedure that evaluates the functioning and anatomy of the body.
Common Nuclear Medicine procedures include:
Bone Scans. Evaluates bones for fracture, infection, arthritis and presence or spread of cancer.
Cardiac Scans. Evaluates blood flow, viability and function of the heart.
Gall Bladder Scans. Evaluates the functioning of the gall bladder and bile ducts.
Thyroid Therapy. Treats the thyroid for an overactive thyroid or cancer of the thyroid.
Other Nuclear Medicine Scans. Gastric, thyroid and renal (kidney).