Nuclear Medicine/PET

Nuclear med­i­cine imag­ing uses small amounts of radioac­tive mate­r­i­al, a spe­cial cam­era and a com­put­er to cre­ate images of the inside of your body. It pro­vides unique infor­ma­tion that often can­not be obtained using oth­er imag­ing pro­ce­dures to help diag­nose many types of can­cers, heart dis­ease, gas­troin­testi­nal, endocrine, neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­ders and oth­er health con­di­tions. Because nuclear med­i­cine pro­ce­dures are able to pin­point mol­e­c­u­lar activ­i­ty with­in the body, they may detect dis­ease in its ear­li­est stages when it is most eas­i­ly treated.