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.



JUL

28

Support Groups

Emotions Anonymous

6:00PM - 7:30 PM


JUL

28

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anomymous

8:30PM - 10:00 PM


JUL

28

Adult Wellness

Tai Chi

8:30AM - 9:30 AM

May 22, 2014

LCMH Palliative Care Program Offers Chronically Ill Patients an Improved Quality of Life

May 20, 2014

LCMH Excels in Patient Safety-Awarded an “A” in Spring 2014 Hospital Safety

Apr 23, 2014

Chicago Family Physician Advocates for Change in Health Care System

 
 

My name is Jean M. Smith and I’m writing this letter to acknowledge two of your employees. My husband,...

 
 
Find Us On:

Hospital Report Card | Corporate Compliance | Privacy Practices | Site Map

For Physicians For Employees Board Login
 
ViewBlog