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Columbus, OH 43214
3525 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
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Delaware, OH 43015
Nuclear medicine is an imaging technique in which low levels of radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive material) or tracers are administered orally or injected into the body in order to enhance the images of different areas of the body. The radiopharmaceuticals are specially formulated to be temporarily collected in the body part being studied. The tracer emits gamma rays which are detected by nuclear cameras and are enhanced by computers to form images of the abnormality or disease.
This is a safe, painless procedure that shows the shape, structure and function of organs, soft tissues and bones. Nuclear medicine scans are used to diagnose and treat defects in the structure of an organ, abscesses or infections, unsuspected fractures, degenerative changes such as tumors and identification of abnormalities very early in disease processes. Nuclear scans typically show less detail or spatial resolution, than other type of imaging but the functional information provided is valuable in assessing tissue or organ function. Much of the information provided in nuclear studies will show the disease sooner than anatomic imaging provided in x-rays, CT or MRI studies.
Bone Scan (Back To Top)
Nuclear bone scanning is utilized in diagnosing and assessing treatment of various kinds of cancer including breast cancer. The scan reveals if the cancer has spread or metastasized, beyond the primary site and can indicate if secondary cancer growths are apparent in the bones. Nuclear bone scans allow for scanning of the entire body in order to provide a broad view of the bones of the body.
Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (Back To Top)
Cysternography (Back To Top)
To evaluate patients with suspected Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).
Gallium Scan (Back To Top)
Gallium Scans are performed to detect cancerous tumors, infections, or areas of inflammation in the body. The scans are used to determine whether a patient with an unexplained fever has an infection and the site of the infection.
Gastric Empyting Scan (Back To Top)
A gastric emptying scan is utilized to identify abnormalities related to the emptying of the stomach. The study is used to evaluate patients who symptoms suggestive of decreased, delayed, or rapid gastric emptying and on visible abnormality to explain their symptoms.
GI Bleed Scan (Back To Top)
A gastric intestinal bleed scan is a nuclear medicine using a radioactive tracer attached to your red blood cells to enable the physicians to locate where the bleeding is from, the stomach or intestine.
Hepatobiliary Scan/Gallbladder Ejection Fraction (Back To Top)
A gallbladder scan can be used to diagnose disease and to find abnormalities of the gallbladder. The gallbladder scan can detect gallstones, tumors, defects, and assess the function of the gallbladder.
Liver/Spleen Sulfur Colloid Scan (Back To Top)
A diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the liver for suspected disease. Evaluates disorders of the liver such as cirrhosis, cysts, tumors, and hemangiomas.
Lymphoscintigraphy (Back To Top)
To find out whether there are breast cancer cells in the lymph nodes of the axilla (armpit).
MUGA (Multiple-Gated Acquisition) Scan (Back To Top)
The MUGA scan is performed to evaluate if the left and right ventricles are functioning properly and to diagnose abnormalities in the heart wall.
Octreotide Scan (Back To Top)
To evaluate the tissues of the body for the presence of neuroendocrine tumors.
Parathyroid Scan (Back To Top)
During a parathyroid scan the radioisotope is readily taken up by the cells in the parathyroid glands to obtain an image to visualize any abnormal active areas within them.
Prostascint Scan (Back To Top)
A nuclear medicine scan performed to help determine if there has been a spread of cancer from the prostate to other tissues in the body.
Renal Scan (Back To Top)
A kidney nuclear medicine scan can reveal the structure of kidney (its anatomy). The renal scan is unique in that it reveals how the kidneys are functioning. Evaluates possible obstruction, size and shape.
Stress Cardiolyte (Back To Top)
Utilized to diagnose coronary artery disease and localize acute myocardial infarction. Evaluates the heart's ability to pump blood (ejection fraction).
Testicular Scan (Back To Top)
Scrotal nuclear medicine scan is utilized to determine if there are any blood circulation abnormalities in the scrotum. It differentiates infection from torsion.
Thyroid Uptake and Scan (Back To Top)
A nuclear medicine study is used to evaluate the thyroid gland, which is located in the front of the neck and controls the body's metabolism. The uptake and scan will be utilized to determine the function, abnormalities, and visualize hot/cold nodules.
Ventilation and Perfusion Lung Scan (Back To Top)
To scan for respiratory and blood-flow problems. There are two parts to the lung ventilation and perfusion scan: The ventilation scan is used to see how well air reaches all parts of the lungs. The perfusion scan measures the blood supply through the lungs. Used to evaluate pulmonary emboli.