Technicians in the Nuclear Medicine department perform various scanning procedures using injections or safe, low-dose radioactive isotopes into the bloodstream.
While this isotope passes through the blood stream, the patient lies still on the scanning bed while the detector reads the differing levels of radiation being emitted by the patient's body. Depending on the procedure, the isotope can be tagged to different body parts; the heart, liver, bones, etc.
Utilizing either our Sophy Imager or our new state-of-the-art GE Infinia Imaging Unit, scan times have never been faster, reducing your average visit time. On average, a Nuclear Medicine examination takes between 30 minutes to an hour to perform, although some special procedures last as long as two hours.
Please consult your physician for more information about your examination, or call us at (903) 731-1076 Weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm if you have any questions.