Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine, like other forms of imaging helps to assist physicians in detecting and diagnosing diseases. Nuclear medicine works by giving patients small doses of radioactive material, radiopharmaceutical or a tracer, that localizes in specific organ systems. It collects in the organ and gives off gamma rays, which is detected by the gamma camera and then produces images and measurements by a computer system.

PET Scan

Positron emission tomography (PET), also called PET or a PET scan, is a diagnostic examination that involves the development of biologic images based on the detection of subatomic particles. These particles are emitted from a radioactive substance given to the patient.