Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials (given either orally or intravenously) to examine an organ’s structure and metabolic function, and is used to:
- Scan organs for abnormalities
- Evaluate the spread of cancer
- Locate infection
- Identify blood clots in the lungs
Northern Louisiana Medical Center offers a range of nuclear imaging procedures including cardiology, pulmonary, skeletal, gastrointestinal and endocrine imaging studies. Licensed technologists perform the studies, which are then interpreted by Board Certified Radiologists.
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