Nuclear medicine is a unique medical specialty that documents how the body works, in contrast to general radiology, which just shows how the body looks. Nuclear medicine refers to the use of a minute trace of radioactive medication, which is given to the patient. This substance allows for special gamma cameras to view internal organs while they are actually functioning.
Nuclear medicine is one of the most widely used methods for detecting early signs of heart, lung, liver, thyroid, bone, and kidney disease. It is also used for detecting infections and tumours. If your physician has ordered a nuclear study or PET-CT scan, it's because they need to know how something is functioning. More than taking pictures or images, these medical tests effectively tell your doctor what's happening inside you. Among the nuclear studies we intend to be performing at conquest medical are:
• Whole Body Bone