Our Services

Nuclear Medicine

How does it work?

What is Nuclear Medicine?

Nuclear Medicine is the division of imaging that uses radioactive isotopes and radioactive drugs to evaluate disease processes. Studies range from nuclear cardiac scans to bone scans, lung scans, thyroid scans and infection scans.

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How we perform nuclear medicine

A small amount of radioactive material is injected into a vein and imaging of the whole body or part of the body is acquired either immediately or at some delayed time point.

Types of nuclear medicine

  • Thyroid Scan and Uptake
  • Whole Body Thyroid Cancer Scan
  • Bone Marrow Scan
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Scan
  • Liver Scan
  • Gallbladder/HIDA Scan
  • Meckel’s Scan
  • Nuclear Cardiac Stress Scan
  • Brain SPECT Scan
  • CSF Leak Study
  • Ureteral Reflux Study
  • Tagged White Blood Cell Study
  • Radioactive Thyroid Therapy
  • Parathyroid Scan
  • Tagged Red Blood Cell/GI Bleeding Scan
  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Liver/Spleen Scan
  • Gastric Emptying Study
  • Bone Scan
  • Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scan
  • Brain Perfusion Scan
  • Renal Function Scan
  • Whole Body Tumor Imaging
Client Testimonials

What our clients are saying

I have used Atlanta Radiology for many years to have routine mammograms and other imaging tests. Dr. Smith and your staff have been wonderful throughout this process. Each time they treated me with tremendous caring and kindness and made a potentially stressful and anxiety-provoking experience less so.
– Jacklyn Moorehouse