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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine used radioactive isotopes to study the function of certain areas of your body.

Nuclear Medicine Images Can Assist the Physician in Diagnosing Diseases. Tumors, Infection and Other Disorders Can Be Detected by Evaluating Organ Function.

Specifically, Nuclear Medicine Can Be Used To:

Imaging Centers of Delray Beach and Boynton Beach Florida Nuclear Medicine Exam Preparations

  • Analyze kidney function
  • Image blood flow and function of the heart
  • Scan lungs for respiratory and blood-flow problems
  • Identify blockage of the gallbladder
  • Evaluate bones for fracture, infection, arthritis or tumor
  • Determine the presence or spread of cancer
  • Identify bleeding into the bowel
  • Locate the presence of infection
  • Measure thyroid function to detect an overactive or under active thyroid

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Nuclear Medicine Images


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Nuclear Medicine Exam Preparations

Thyroid Uptake and Scan, I-131 Whole Body Scan: No multivitamins for 2 weeks prior to exam. No thyroid medications for 2-4 weeks depending on type, please call. No seafood for 48 hours prior to examination. No Iodine based contrast for 4 weeks prior to examination. Please do not eat 2 hours prior to appt. Must not be pregnant.

Hepatobiliary Scan: Nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to scan.

Gastric Empty: Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior to examination.

Nuclear Stress Test: Nothing to eat for 4 hours, call regarding cardiac medications. Wear two-piece outfit, short sleeve shirt. Please bring small snack to eat during examination break. 3-4 hr exam. (Bring a book!)

 


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