There are several types of studies associated with Nuclear Medicine, including:
Myocardial Perfusion Study
This test determines if your heart muscle is receiving adequate blood supply under stress and/or rest conditions by chemically stressing your heart. Total exam time is 2.5 – 3 hours.
Disease, damage and malformations of the kidneys and urinary tract can be detected through renal scans.
Thyroid Uptakes and Scans
This test is used to diagnose disorders of the thyroid gland, which is considered the “thermostat” because it speeds up or slows down most body functions.
Lung scans are most commonly used to detect blood clots in the lungs.
Liver, Spleen and Gallbladder Imaging
These scans help diagnose gallbladder disorders and liver disorders, such as cirrhosis and tumors
Total Body and Limited Area Bone Scans
Whether it is a total body scan or a limited area bone scan, they are used to detect areas of bone growth, fractures, tumors or bone infections.
- Other Nuclear Medicine Studies
- White Blood Cell and Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scans
- Gastric Emptying
- GI Bleeding
- Brain Spect
- Meckels, MUGA (Gated Blood Pool) for Ejection Fraction
- Liver Hemangioma