This type of imaging is a diagnostic tool. It 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 procedures of this type include thyroid studies, bone scans, lung scans, cardiac stress tests, gastric emptying and liver and gallbladder procedures.
This type of diagnostic imaging requires special preparations before the test. Your 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.