● 3 Phase Bone Scan ● ACTH ● Aldosterone RIA ● Anti TPO RIA ● Anti-HAV M RIA ● Anti-HBc M RIA ● Anti-HBs RIA ● Anti-hTg RIA ● Anti-R TSH (TRAb) RRA ● b-HCG IRMA ● Blood Volume ● Bone Imaging ● Bone SPECT Imaging ● Brain Imaging ● Brain SPECT Imaging ● CA-125 IRMA ● Cardiac blood pool ● CEA IRMA ● Cisternography ● C-Peptide IRMA ● Dacryoscintigraphy ● DHEA-S RIA ● Digoxin RIA ● Diuretic Renal Imaging ● DMSA Renal Imaging ● Estradiol RIA ● Express Adenosine Infusion MPI ● Express Dipyridamole Infusion MPI ● Express Dobutamine Infusion MPI ● FSH IRMA ● FT3 RIA ● FT4 RIA ● G.I. Bleeding Imaging ● Ga-67 Whole body ● Gastric Emptying Imaging ● Gastrin RIA ● Gastroesophageal Reflux Imaging ● Gated Bloodpool Rest Imaging ● Gated Bloodpool Rest Stress Imaging ● GFR ● HBsag ● Hepatobiliary Imaging ● HGH IRMA ● Indirect Cystogram ● LH IRMA ● Liver & Spleen Imaging ● Liver SPECT Imaging ● Lung Perfusion Imaging ● Lung Quantitation ● Lung Ventilation Imaging ● Lymphangioscintigraphy ● Meckel's Diverticulum Imaging ● MIBG WB Imaging ● Myocardial Infarct Imaging ● Nuclear Medicine Procedures ● Parathyroid Imaging ● Plasma Cortisol RIA ● Prolactin IRMA ● PTH IRMA ● Therapeutics: RAI Therapy for Hyperthyroidism ● Therapeutics: RAI Therapy for Thryoid Malignancy ● RAI Uptake ● RAI Whole Body Imaging ● Red Blood Cell (RBC) Survival ● Renal Imaging (EC) ● Renal Imaging MAG 3 ● Renal Imaging with Captopril ● Renal Imaging ● Renin RIA ● Rest/Adenosine Infusion MPI ● Rest/Dipyridamole Infusion MPI ● Rest/Dobutamine Infusion MPI ● Scintimammography ● Splenic Sequestration ● Testicular Imaging ● Testosterone RIA ● Tetrofosmin Express MPI ● Tetrofosmin Rest MPI ● Tetrofosmin Rest Stress MPI ● Thyroglobulin IRMA ● Thyroid Bioassay ● Tl-201 Adenosine Infusion MPI ● Tl-201 Dipyridamole Infusion MPI ● Tl-201 Dobutamine Infusion MPI ● Tl-201 Stress for Viability MPI ● TSH IRMA ● UBT Urea Breath Test ● Venography ● White Blood Leucocyte Labeling
What are Nuclear Medicine Procedures?
Nuclear Medicine procedures or “scans” are done using radioactive isotopes more commonly known as radiotracers.
Before the actual scan, these chemical compounds which contain a small amount of radioactive substances, are administered either orally, by injection or through a breathing device.
Depending on the kind of scan you are going to take, you will be asked to wait for a period of time. This allows the chemical compounds to locate the specific organ or area of your body that needs to be examined and settle in those areas.
During the actual scan, you will be placed next to an external detector, a gamma camera, which in turn will capture the images formed by the radioactive chemical compounds inside your body. Multiple images will be taken during the scan which gives the attending physician a more graphic image of the affected area.