Nuclear medicine scans use very small, safe amounts of radioactive material and a special camera to take pictures of your body. They help physicians see how your organs look and work.
Accredited in Nuclear MedicineSpectrum Health is accredited in nuclear medicine by the American College of Radiology. So, you can feel confident you’ll find skilled staff using advanced technology and techniques.
Types of Nuclear Medicine ImagingYou and your doctor have access to an array of nuclear medicine tests at Spectrum Health, including:
• Bone scan
• Positron emission tomography (PET)
• Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT)
• Single-photo emission-computed tomography (SPECT)
Why Do I Need a Nuclear Medicine Scan?Your doctor may ask you to get a nuclear medicine scan to help detect, diagnose, monitor or guide treatment of:
• Bone and joint problems
• Brain disorders
• Digestive disorders
• Heart and vascular disorders
• Lung problems
• Thyroid problems
What to ExpectRely on us to help you feel comfortable before and during your nuclear medicine scan. Your care team will tell you what to expect and provide instructions for your specific test. Usually you can return to normal activities right away after your exam.
Learn how to prepare for your positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan and what to expect during your appointment.