Nuclear medicine scans are unique because the exam evaluates how the body works. A nuclear medicine scan is a procedure that uses low-grade radioactive tracers (radionuclides) to take pictures of active cells and organs. The exam allows specially-trained radiologists to check for changes in the cells and organs of the body.
Radioactive tracers are either injected into the blood stream, swallowed or inhaled depending on the type of exam. Then you lie down on a bed under a scanner that can detect energy emitted from the tracer. After the radioactive tracer reaches the body area being examined, the machine moves in a circular motion to capture the images. The results show the uptake of radioactive tracers by the different tissues of the body.
Different types of nuclear medicine procedures are offered at specific imaging center locations, some include:
Nuclear medicine technologists inject the isotopes and take the images required for your Nuclear Medicine procedures. They have state and national certifications and have completed extensive training in all facets of nuclear medicine imaging.
Our Wound Healing centers, offer comprehensive, well–coordinated, quality wound care in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California. If you have a sore or wound that is not significantly better in a month, or healed entirely in two months, you should ask your doctor about MemorialCare’s Wound Healing centers.
Our fully accredited, high-quality, advanced imaging and breast centers are located throughout southern Los Angeles and Orange County, from Long Beach to San Clemente, near where you live and work. By offering both hospital-based and community-based outpatient imaging centers, we provide you with unmatched options, convenie
Our fully accredited, high-quality, advanced imaging and breast centers are located throughout southern Los Angeles and Orange County, from Long Beach to San Clemente, near where you live and work. By offering both hospital-based and community-based outpatient imaging centers, we provide you with unmatched options.
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