Nuclear medicine tests use a radioactive substance and a special camera to takes pictures of a specific area of your body. While imaging tests such as X-rays can show what the structures inside your body look like, nuclear medicine scans produce 3-D images of tissue and organs that show your body's function.
There are different radioactive substances that are available to the technologist. Each test uses specific substances depending upon the area(s) of the body to be tested. Once the test is complete the substance leaved the body through urine or stool.
Once the images are obtained, the radiologist will be notified. Radiology reports will be provided to your attending provider - whether in the Emergency Room or a doctor's office.
If you have any questions about Nuclear Medicine, please contact the Schneck Diagnostic Imaging Department by calling (812) 522-0144 or email us