Nuclear Medicine

A nuclear medicine procedure is sometimes described as an “inside-out” x-ray because it records radiation emitting from the patient’s body rather than radiation that is directed through the patient’s body. Nuclear medicine procedures use small amounts of radioactive materials, called radiopharmaceuticals, that are attracted to specific organs, bones or tissues. As the radiopharmaceutical travels through the body, it produces radioactive emissions. A special type of camera detects these missions in the organ, bone or tissue being imaged and then records the information on a computer screen or on film.

From National Library of Medicine

Nuclear Medicine Scans are available at our Elizabethton and Johnson City offices.

Available Scans:

  • Bone Limited
  • Bone Whole Body
  • Bine 3-phase
  • Cardiac Stress Test
  • HIDA Scan