Nuclear medicine exams are noninvasive tests that use small doses of radioactive isotopes to image the functioning of body organs. Nuclear medicine scans provide helpful information about muscle movement of the heart and lungs, blood flow, organ function and bone structures. Nuclear medicine is also used for the follow-up care of cancer patients.
These exams can take anywhere from half an hour to four hours. Lake Health’s Nuclear Medicine services are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
A physician order is required, and most exams require an appointment.