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What is nuclear picture?

What is nuclear picture?

Nuclear imaging produces images by detecting radiation from different parts of the body after a radioactive tracer material is administered. The images are recorded on computer and on film. Different types of nuclear imaging tests have different preparation instructions. Appointment Center 24/7 216.445.7050.

What are 3 benefits of nuclear imaging?


  • Nuclear medicine exams provide unique information that is often unattainable using other imaging procedures.
  • Nuclear medicine supplies the most useful diagnostic or treatment information for many diseases.
  • A nuclear medicine scan is less expensive and may yield more precise information than exploratory surgery.

What are types of nuclear imaging?

Types of Nuclear Imaging

  • Bone density scan. An enhanced form of X-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss or density.
  • Cardiac PET perfusion. An evaluation of the blood flow (perfusion) to the walls of your heart using a high resolution PET scanner.
  • Cardiac PET sarcoid.

Is an MRI a nuclear medicine scan?

MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce high-quality, detailed images of internal body structures. This is a form of non-ionizing radiation. Nuclear medicine uses an ionizing radioactive tracer, usually injected into the blood, to produce images that show function of internal organs.

What are PET scans used for?

In general, PET scans may be used to evaluate organs and/or tissues for the presence of disease or other conditions. PET may also be used to evaluate the function of organs, such as the heart or brain. The most common use of PET is in the detection of cancer and the evaluation of cancer treatment.

How long does it take to get results from a nuclear scan?

A radiologist will interpret the images, write a report, and deliver the results to your doctor via the internal computer system. This process usually takes less than 24 hours.

What are the side effects of a nuclear scan?

Short-term side effects of radiation include

  • skin reactions – tanning and redness similar to a sunburn can occur gradually during treatment, peaking after treatment ends.
  • sore throat and/or mouth.
  • difficulty and/or pain with swallowing.
  • hoarseness.
  • soreness or swelling in the neck.
  • weight loss or dehydration.

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