Nuclear medicine uses radioactive medication to create images of organs and body function. The reading physician can study the structure and measure the function of an organ to diagnose different conditions, including tumors or infection.
Preparing for Your Exam
Someone on our radiology team will call you 24 to 48 hours before your appointment with information specific to your exam.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
You will receive a small amount of radioactive material, either to swallow or through a small injection in the vein of your arm. You will then lie still on an imaging table and the camera will pass over your body to take the image. The entire imaging session may take 30 minutes or up to three hours to complete, depending on the exam requested.
Nuclear Medicine Results
A board-certified nuclear medicine physician reviews your images and provides the results to your ordering provider typically within three business days. Please contact your provider for results. If you are enrolled in MyChart®, you can find your results there as well.
Accreditations and Certifications
All nuclear medicine equipment is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
All technologists who perform nuclear medicine exams are nationally board certified within nuclear medicine.
Nuclear Medicine Innovation
The Nuclear Medicine Department stays abreast of the latest imaging protocols and treatments available. Our experienced staff also participates in the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program to teach the next generation of nuclear medicine professionals.
More Nuclear Medicine Resources
The American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America offer detailed information on nuclear medicine. Learn more.