Nuclear medical exams are often used to detect and monitor many types of cancer, bone maladies, and lung scans. MDI Hospital’s imaging team also has the experience and software to overlay nuclear scan images with other types of medical images, such as CT or x-rays to provide an additional level of detail.
What to expect
Some nuclear medicine scans may require you to come in for administration of the tracer and then return later that day for the scan. Some exams may require fasting prior to the exam while others may not. You will be provided with specific instructions at the time your appointment is made. The tracer material will pass from your body naturally, typically within 24 hours.
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