Nuclear medicine uses radioactive materials to image the body “from the inside out”. During a nuclear medicine procedure, you will be injected with or asked to eat or drink a small amount of radioactive material. This substance produces X-rays from inside your body and the X-rays make pictures in the cameras that will be positioned around you. The amount of radiation used is very small and it decays away to nothing in a short amount of time. The body also eliminates the material through the urine. Nuclear medicine pictures are special because in addition to showing the anatomy of the body they also show the functioning of the body. When you schedule a nuclear medicine procedure, we will give you complete instructions to follow to make sure your study goes off without a hitch.
For more information:
- Nuclear Medicine Breast Imaging
- Nuclear Medicine, Cardiac
- Nuclear Medicine, General (General Nuclear Medicine)
- Radioiodine I-131 therapy
- Thyroid Scan and Uptake (Thyroid uptake)
- About radiation dose.
- About radiation dose in children.
If you have questions or concerns about our services, call:
The Guthrie Medical Imaging Patient Satisfaction Hotline: 1-888-833-3319