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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Support Groups

Breast Feeding Morning Support Group

11:30AM - 12:30 PM


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Family Birth Center Classes

Infant Massage

12:00PM - 2:00 PM


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Family Birth Center Classes

Breastfeeding Class

7:00PM - 9:00 PM

Apr 22, 2016

Little Company of Mary Hospital to Host 17th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk on Mother’s Day

Apr 22, 2016

Voices of the Valley Choir to Perform Spring Concert at LCMH

Apr 18, 2016

Little Company of Mary Hospital Hospice Volunteer Training to Take Place in April and May

 
 

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