Nuclear Medicine is a device using a gamma camera and radionuclide (radioactive substances) to provide an image of both the structure and the function of organs and bones. An appointment is required.
The patient is given a radionuclide by injection, oral medication or inhalation. Each radionuclide goes to a specific part of the body and shows the organ’s function. The gamma camera senses gamma rays that are being emitted from the radionuclide and transfers them to a computer, which produces an image of the organ on a monitor.
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial's Nuclear Medicine equipment provides a wide angle of imaging procedures including cardiac studies, Nuclear Stress testing, as well as routine whole body scans, hepatobiliary scans and thyroid scans. These tests can detect heart blockages, hairline fractures, diseases of the gallbladder, lungs, brain, kidneys, bone, tumor, abscess and inflammation.