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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine provides a safe and painless way to diagnose and treat diseases by using small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals). The procedure often identifies abnormalities early in the disease process, long before many medical problems are apparent with other diagnostic tests. The amount of radiation in a typical nuclear imaging procedure is comparable with that received during a diagnostic X-ray and is always kept within safe limits.

The Nuclear Medicine services available at Palos Hospital in Palos Heights, IL, include:

  • Bone Scan
  • Brachy Therapy
  • Dobutamine Stress Testing
  • Dual Isotope Cardiac Stress Test
  • Gallium Scan
  • Gastric Emptying
  • Gated Cardiac (Muga Scan or Left Ventricular Function Scan)
  • GI Bleeding Scan
  • Hepatobiliary/CCK
  • I-131 Therapy (Radioactive Iodine Therapy)
  • Leukocyte Study or WBC Scan
  • Lexiscan Stress Testing
  • Liver Scan
  • Liver Spect Scan
  • Meckel's
  • Myocardial Scan
  • Mesatron SR-89 Therapy

  • Octreoscan
  • Parathyroid Scan
  • Planar Cardiac Scan
  • Quadramet SM-153 Therapy
    Renal Scan
  • Radium 223 XOFIGO
  • Renal Scan with Lasix (diuretic)
  • Renal Scan with Captopril
  • Sentinel Node, Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Node, Melanoma
  • Spect Bone Scan
  • Tagged Red Blood Cell Study
  • Thallium Stress Test
  • Three Phase Bone Scan
  • Thyroid Scan and Uptake
  • Thyroid Scan only using
  • Tc-99m