Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive substances (called tracers or radiopharmaceuticals) combined with imaging technology to show your cells, tissues, organs, and bone function in real time. Radioactive substances are also used to treat conditions like cancer (radiation oncology) and thyroid problems.
Highly-trained nuclear medicine specialists perform these painless, medically advanced procedures. You receive an injection with a safe level of radioactive tracer. As the substance travels through your body, it gives off energy that’s detected by a camera and computer technology to create real-time images.
Depending on the examination area, you may either lie or sit on a table next to the camera. Nuclear medicine procedures usually take about an hour.
Why Choose UHealth?
Leading-edge nuclear medicine services in South Florida. Our nuclear medicine doctors and other radiology specialists are also researchers discovering new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. That means you can get some of today’s most promising advancements through clinical trials.
Expert care from an experienced team. You receive care from highly skilled nuclear medicine doctors, certified nuclear medicine technologists, and specially trained nurses who are committed to your health, safety, and comfort.
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