What are Nuclear Medicine Scans?
Nuclear Medicine is a subspecialty within the field of radiology. It includes diagnostic imaging studies that demonstrate body anatomy and function. The images are based on the distribution of a radioactive substance given to the patient, either intravenously, by mouth or inhaled into the lungs. Generally, radiation to the patient is similar to that resulting from standard X-ray examinations. Nuclear medicine images can assist the physician in diagnosing diseases. Tumors, infections and other disorders can be diagnosed by evaluating organ function. Some of the Nuclear Medicine Procedures we perform include: Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan, Diamox Scan, Gallium Whole Body Scan, Gastric Emptying, Hepatobiliary Scan, Meckel's Scan, Parathyroid Scan, Stress Gated Heart Scan, Shunt Studies, Thallium Cardiac Scan, and Thyroid Scan.
For more information on this and other radiology procedures, please visit www.radiologyinfo.org.
Doctor Referral Required
What should I expect?
Due to the variation of Nuclear Medicine procedures performed, you will receive preparational and instructional information specific to your appointment at the time of scheduling.
Which locations offer Nuclear Medicine Scanning?
» Carolinas Medical Center
» Atrium Health Lincoln
» Atrium Health's CMC-Mercy
» Atrium Health Pineville
» Atrium Health Union
» Atrium Health University City
» Davis Regional Medical Center
» Morehead Imaging Center - CMC
» Richmond Memorial Hospital
» Scotland Memorial Hospital
» Carolinas Healthcare System - NorthEast
» Atrium Health Cabarrus Imaging
How do I schedule an appointment?
Typically your referring physician will schedule an appointment for you. If you have been asked to schedule the appointment yourself, please have your physician's order and any pre-authorization information required by your insurance or health plan provider in hand, and call 704-512-2060.