Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is an imaging test that uses a very small amount of a nuclear tracer to assess soft tissue, such as intestines, muscles, and blood vessels that are hard to see with standard imaging tests.

With a nuclear scan, your healthcare provider can assess and diagnose many conditions such as tumors, infections, or organ enlargement. A nuclear scan may also be used to check organ function and blood circulation.


Nuclear Tests offered at VMH

  • Cardiolite Nuclear Stress Tests 
  • HIDA scans for Gallbladder function studies 
  • Bone Scans: Cancer, Bone Density, Osteomyelitis, Stress Fracture
  • Gastric Emptying exams 
  • I-123 Thyroid function studies 
  • Renal function assessments 

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