Nuclear Medicine Imaging

Experience the transformative power of nuclear medicine services at our cutting-edge imaging department. Nuclear medicine, a highly specialized field that combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine, utilizes trace amounts of radioactive materials to explore the intricate functionality and structure of organs.

Unleashing the potential to detect abnormalities at their earliest stages, nuclear medicine scans are invaluable in diagnosing and treating various diseases, including thyroid cancer.

While diagnostic X-rays primarily focus on anatomy, nuclear imaging goes beyond delving into the intricate web of organ and tissue function. Our advanced nuclear medicine programs are designed to provide you with unparalleled insights, allowing for early intervention and personalized treatment plans.

What Are Some Common Uses of the Procedure?

At our imaging department, we harness the power of nuclear medicine to assess and analyze various aspects of your health, including:

  • Kidney/Urinary Function: Gain a comprehensive understanding of your kidney and urinary system’s performance, enabling early detection of any potential issues.
  • Thyroid Function: Dive into the intricate workings of your thyroid gland, uncovering valuable information that aids in the management of thyroid-related conditions.
  • Blood Flow and Heart Function: Experience the incredible precision of nuclear medicine in evaluating blood flow and assessing the function of your beating heart, ensuring optimal cardiac health.
  • Respiratory and Lung Function: Delve into the nuances of respiration and blood flow in the lungs, allowing for early detection and management of respiratory conditions.
  • Gallbladder Blockages: Detect and pinpoint potential blockages in the gallbladder, providing valuable information for effective intervention.
  • Bone Health: Uncover a wealth of knowledge about your skeletal system with a nuclear medicine bone scan, which identifies fractures, infections, arthritis, or tumors with exceptional accuracy.
  • Cancer Detection and Staging: Leverage the power of nuclear medicine to detect the presence of cancer, assess its location, and determine its stage, facilitating personalized treatment plans.
  • Infection Localization: Pinpoint the presence and location of infections within your body, aiding in timely intervention and effective management.

Trust in our expert team and advanced technology to provide you with the highest quality of care, precise diagnoses, and personalized treatment strategies..

Will I Be Exposed to Radiation?

You will be exposed to a low dose of radiation during your exam. Our technologists are trained to use the least amount of radiation required to produce the desired images.

How Will I Know the Results of the Nuclear Medicine Scan?

Following your exam, a radiologist or cardiologist specializing in Nuclear Medicine imaging will analyze and interpret the images from your exam and prepare a full report. This report will be sent directly to your physician, who will share the results with you. To request a copy of the report, you may contact your physician’s office or Medical Arts Hospital’s Medical Records Department at 806-872-2183.

How Do I Schedule a Nuclear Medicine Test?

When your physician orders a Nuclear Medicine exam for you, the physician’s office will either contact the scheduling center or ask you to make the arrangements. If your physician asks you to make the arrangements, please contact us at 806-872-2183. Please have your physician’s orders available when you call. We will need to know the type of Nuclear Medicine and diagnosis that your physician has indicated for the procedure.

What Do I Need to Bring With Me on the Day of the Exam?

Wondering what you need to bring with you on the day of your exam? We’ve got you covered to ensure a seamless experience. Remember to bring the following items to make the most of your visit:

  • Physician Orders: Don’t forget to bring the orders your physician provided for the examination. These instructions are vital for our team to understand the specific requirements of your case and perform the necessary procedures accurately.
  • Personal Identification: Please bring a valid form of personal identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, or any other government-issued ID. This helps us confirm your identity and maintain the utmost security and confidentiality throughout your visit.
  • Insurance or Medicare Information: To streamline the administrative process, kindly bring any relevant insurance or Medicare information. This ensures smooth coordination between our facility and your insurance provider, minimizing any potential complications.

By arriving prepared with these essential documents, you can optimize your examination experience and allow our dedicated team to focus solely on providing you with exceptional care and attention.

Trust Medical Arts Hospital for unrivaled nuclear medicine services that propel your healthcare journey to new heights. Contact us today and embark on a path of comprehensive health assessment and exceptional care. Experience the future of healthcare with Medical Arts Hospital’s exceptional nuclear medicine services.