Nuclear Medicine

In Nuclear Medicine, radioisotopes are administered intravenously or orally to diagnose disease in a safe, non-invasive, cost effective way. Nuclear Medicine scans can determine functional abnormalities at the cellular level, very early in the progression of disease. AMI’s Nuclear Medicine Department is ACR Accredited.

Nuclear Medicine in Cardiology
Stress/Rest Myocardial Perfusion Scan

• For use in diagnosing coronary artery disease
• Evaluation after coronary artery bypass surgery
• Access lesions seen on angio

MUGA Scans
MUGA scans evaluate the left ventricle ejection fraction in patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments with cardio-toxic drugs.

Nuclear Medicine in Endocrinology
I 123 Thyroid Uptakes and Scan

• Evaluate thyroid nodules
• Diagnosis hyper- or hypo-thyroidism

I 131 Therapies
• Treatment for hyper-thyroidism

Sestamibi Parathyroid Scanning
• Diagnosis and location of hyper function parathyroid

Gastric Empty Scan
• Evaluate for gastro paresis

Hida Scans
• Evaluate the gallbladder and ducts
• Evaluates obstruction associated with gallstones
• Diagnosis of biliary leak, post operative
• Hida scan with ejection fraction to determine gallbladder function

Nuclear Medicine in Nephro-Urology
Mag3 Renal Scans
• Accurate evaluation of renal function
• Lasix renogram to evaluate excretion of UPJ obstruction
• Post-surgical follow up
• Captopril renogram for reno vascular hypertension

Nuclear Medicine in Pulmonology
VQ Ventilation / Perfusion Scan
• Vital in the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism
• Pre-operative quantification of pulmonary function for lung volume reduction surgery

Nuclear Medicine in Skeletal Imaging
Evaluate for Paget’s Disease
Tc MDP Bone Scans – Whole body, triple phase or spect bone scans
• Useful in oncology patients for metastatic disease
• Sports medicine for treatment of fractures or stress injury
• Orthopedic medicine for fractures, joint replacement loosing and infection
• Diagnosis of RSD
• Diagnosis of AVN

We also offer:
• Gallium Scans
• Salivary Gland Scans
• Liver Spleen Scanning
• I 131 Whole Body Imaging
• GI Bleed/Meckel’s