Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine Imaging at Clermont

What is Nuclear Medicine?

Nuclear medicine imaging is how a particular part of your body functions at the cellular level. A radiotracer is introduced into your body by our certified technologist, via an injection or orally ingested. It is then absorbed by a specific tissue or organ and is detected by our gamma camera to provide information on organ function and activity. Disease begins at the cellular level. Nuclear imaging has the potential to identify disease in an earlier and more treatable stage, often before other tests are able to reveal abnormalities.

How should I prepare?

For most procedures patients should drink plenty of water for hydration purposes. Each procedure varies in requirements and time needed for imaging. Consult the scheduler to determine what directions should be followed for each specific procedure. Wear comfortable clothing with no zippers, snaps or metal.

What should I expect?

A patient can be imaged shortly after administration of the radionuclide or up to four hours later, each procedure has different requirements. You will not feel any differently after your body absorbs the radionuclide; it has no side effects. The radioactive dose will be eliminated through your urinary system and disappear naturally over the next several hours or days.

How do I get my results?

After your study is complete, our board certified radiologists will evaluate the images from your nuclear scan and send a complete report to your doctor, who will discuss the results with you.

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