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Nuclear Medicine Imaging

This type of imaging uses radioactive material and a gamma camera to help diagnose osteomyelitis, bone cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

Bone scans and myocardial perfusion imaging (sometimes called a nuclear stress test) are the most common types of nuclear medicine imaging. These exams can look at the whole body or a specific area of concern using a small amount of radioactive material (called a radiopharmaceutical) injected into an arm vein that travels through your bloodstream into your bones, or to the heart in the case of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI).

A gamma camera detects the radiation and a computer interprets it to create images of the areas of concern.

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Appointments are required for all exams except X-ray, which is offered on a walk-in basis. Requisitions are required for every appointment.

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