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.



DEC

20

Family Birth Center Classes

Cesarean Section Class

10:00AM - 12:30 PM


DEC

22

Support Groups

Emotions Anonymous

6:00PM - 7:30 PM


DEC

22

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anomymous

8:30PM - 10:00 PM

Dec 18, 2014

Compassionate Nurse at Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives The DAISY Award

Dec 10, 2014

President/C.E.O. of Little Company of Mary Hospital Named 2014 Business Person of the Year

Nov 24, 2014

Little Company of Mary Hospital is Recognized as a ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures'

 
 

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