Nuclear Medicine Department

Accurate imaging for the thyroid, pulmonary health, and more medical areas

Our nuclear medicine services can help identify medical problems at an earlier stage than other diagnostic tests. This branch of medical imaging uses radionuclides and relies on the process of radioactive use in identifying and treating disease. We provide a variety of accurate imaging procedures that suit the patient’s unique needs.

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Services at a Glance

Thyroid

  • Thyroid scan using Tc99m Pertechnetate
  • Radioactive iodine 131 uptake (RAIU)
  • Iodine
  • Radioactive iodine 131 therapy

Pulmonary

  • Lung perfusion scintigraphy

Genito-Urinary

  • DTPA renogram and GFR
  • Furosemide DTPA renogram
  • Urinary bladder scintigraphy
  • Testicular imaging

Gastrointestinal

  • GI bleeding scan
  • Meckel’s diverticulum imaging

Hepatobiliary

  • Liver / spleen scan
  • Biliary (HIDA) scan

Bone

  • Whole body scan for bone tumors or bone metastasis

Blood Tests (Radioimmuno Assay)

Cutting-edge technology at CMC Nuclear Medicine benefit physicians trying to make a plethora of blood tests available to their patients, including the following:

  • Free T3 (RIA)
  • Free T4 (RIA)
  • CA 125 (RIA)
  • Estradiol
  • Thyroglobulin (RIA)
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA/RIA)
  • Trab
  • Intact PTH
  • Cortisol (RIA)
  • B-HCG (RIA)
  • Testosterone (RIA)
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH/IRMA)
  • LH (RIA)
  • FSH (RIA)
  • Free (RIA)
  • Anti-Tg (RIA)
  • Anti-TPO (RIA)
  • Proclatin (RIA)

DXA Bone Densitometry

This essential tool helps diagnose and manage osteoporosis, a safe and painless procedure to measure bone mass or the amount of minerals present in the bone.
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Did You Know?

There are a number of symptoms a patient can experience when they have osteoporosis. Such signs include:

  • Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra
  • Loss of height over time
  • A stooped posture
  • A bone that breaks much more easily than expected