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NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Nuclear medicine procedures are noninvasive
medical test that help physicians diagnose a
variety of medical conditions.

Depending on the type of nuclear medicine
exam you are undergoing, the radiotracer is
either injected into a vein, swallowed or inhaled as a gas. It eventually accumulates in the organ or area of your body being examined, where it gives off energy in the form of gamma rays. The nuclear camera detects the gamma emission and produces an image.

 
Nuclear medicine imaging scans are performed to:
analyze kidney function
visualize heart blood flow and     function (such as a myocardial     perfusion scan)
scan lungs for respiratory and     blood flow problems
identify inflammation in the     gallbladder
evaluate bones for fractures,     infection, arthritis and tumors
determine the presence or     spread of cancer in various parts     of the body
identify bleeding into the bowel
locate the presence of infection
measure thyroid function to     detect an overactive or     underactive thyroid
investigate abnormalities in the     brain, such as seizures, memory     loss and abnormalities in blood     flow
localize the lymph nodes before     surgery in patients with breast     cancer or melanoma
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