Examining the Body’s Internal Functions
In nuclear medicine, a radioactive dye in placed in the patient through an injection, consumable gas, or liquid. A scanning device, such as PET-CT Scanner, captures images of the body’s internal structures. The dye highlights whatever area the radiologist wishes to examine, providing them with a clear, detailed view of the body’s functional processes.
Nuclear medicine is used to evaluate a wide range of medical conditions, including:
- Renal dysfunction
- Thyroid disorders
- Heart disease
- Pulmonary disorders
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Hematological abnormalities
- Central nervous system disorders
Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine can also be used as a form of therapy. Small amounts of radioactive material can be used to alleviate symptoms of cancer and thyroid disorders. It also been used to treat blood disorders and blood cancers such as lymphoma. Our team will recommend this treatment if they believe it can benefit you or your child.