Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging


Nuclear Medicine is a medical imaging specialty that uses radioactive isotopes (radiopharmaceuticals) for diagnosis and treatment of disease.

A radioisotope is introduced into the body (usually by injection). The radiation it emits is detected by a scanner (gamma camera) and recorded as an image. These images reflect the distribution of the radioisotope in different areas of the body and can help to visualize the structure and function of an organ, tissue, bone or system within the body.

Nuclear Medicine Studies Include: