Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine imaging procedures are non-invasive and, with the exception of intravenous injections, are usually painless medical tests that help physicians diagnose and evaluate medical conditions. Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body.

Nuclear medicine therapies include:

  • Radioactive iodine (I-131) therapy used to treat some causes of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer
  • Radioactive antibodies used to treat certain forms of lymphoma
  • Radioactive phosphorus (P-32) used to treat certain blood disorders
  • Radioactive materials used to treat painful tumor metastases to the bones
  • I-131 MIBG used to treat adrenal gland tumors in adults and adrenal gland/nerve tissue tumors in children

 

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