Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Imaging and Radioactive Drugs

Nuclear medicine is a radiology subspecialty using trace amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and treat many diseases. Nuclear imaging does not require surgery. Instead it relies on radioactive drugs or radiotracers.

 

The radiotracer can be injected, swallowed or inhaled as a gas, depending on your test.  It gives off gamma rays, which are detected by a PET scanner, a special camera or a probe.   Using a computer, your health care team will measure the amount of the radiotracer absorbed by the body to produce images offering details of your body to help in your diagnosis and treatment.

 

At Little Company of Mary, Nuclear Medicine is used to:

  • Analyze the functions of organisms such as kidney, gallbladder and lungs
  • Check bones for fractures, tumors, etc.
  • Visualize blood flow
  • Monitor presence or spread of cancer
  • Locate infection in the body

Hours are M-F 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.



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17

Family Birth Center Classes

Having Your Baby Tour

7:00PM - 9:00 PM


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18

Family Birth Center Classes

Breastfeeding Support Group

11:30AM - 12:30 PM


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21

Family Birth Center Classes

Infant Massage

12:00PM - 2:00 PM

Dec 27, 2016

President/C.E.O. of LCMH Elected to Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Dec 16, 2016

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, and Friends Are Invited to Party in PJs at Annual Fundraising Event

Dec 8, 2016

Christmas Eve Mass to be celebrated at Little Company of Mary Hospital

 
 

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