Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses special chemicals that computers can detect and then use to create an image of your internal organs or bones for physicians and medical technicians to evaluate.

Our Nuclear Medicine staff tests or treats some 4,000 patients a year. Our equipment includes a special dual-head camera used to examine heart functions or diagnose coronary artery disease.

Nuclear Medicine routinely performs other tests such as:

  • Gastric reflux studies
  • Kidney studies to isolate case of recurrent bladder infections
  • Breath tests to detect ulcer-causing bacteria
  • Stress tests to evaluate potential blockages at or near the heart
  • Bone scans to detect disease, infection, tumors and trauma
  • Bone density studies to detect osteoporosis

Nuclear Medicine also provides treatment for thyroid conditions and offers pain management for discomfort associated with some cancer treatment.