Nuclear Medicine Imaging is a diagnostic tool, which uses crystals to accurately visualize the flow and function of different organs of your body. Radioactive levels, in most cases, are equal to or less than a routine x-ray or CT examination. Common nuclear medicine procedures include thyroid studies, bone scans, lung scans, cardiac stress tests, gastric emptying and liver and gallbladder procedures.
Nuclear medicine requires special preparations before the test. Your nuclear medicine technologist will call you the day before your exam to explain the test and answer any questions. They will also confirm your appointment so we can order your medicine.
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