Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body.
Nuclear medicine or radionuclide imaging procedures are noninvasive and, with the exception of intravenous injections, are usually painless medical tests that help physicians diagnose medical conditions. These imaging scans use radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals or radiotracers.
Depending on the type of nuclear medicine exams you are undergoing, the radiotracer is either injected into a vein, swallowed or inhaled as a gas and eventually accumulates in the organ or area of your body being examined, where it gives off energy in the form of gamma rays. This energy is detected by a device called a gamma camera. These devices work together with a computer to measure the amount of radiotracer absorbed by your body to produce special pictures offering details on both the structure and function of organs and tissues.
Russell Regional Hospital is dedicated to providing its patients with advanced technology and quality readings by radiologists. Nuclear medicine is a mobile unit provided by Front Range Nuclear Medicine on Fridays.
- Cardiac Stress Test
- Lung Scan
- Bone Scan
- Breast Scan
- Gastric Empty
Russell Regional Hospital
200 South Main St.
Russell, KS 67665
Every Friday (Times Vary)
Nuclear medicine outpatient parking is available directly north and east of the hospital.
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