Molecular imaging studies assist the radiologist in diagnosing diseases. Tumors, infection and other disorders can be detected by evaluating organ function. The nuclear medicine camera takes pictures to show how and where the tracers travel through your body and measures the amount of tracer absorbed. These images show the function, size and shape of an organ, tissue, bone or body system.
The diagnostic capabilities of molecular imaging include:
- Analyzing kidney function
- Image perfusion and function of the heart & localizing ischemia and infarction
- Screening lungs for respiratory and perfusion problems
- Evaluating gallbladder and liver function
- Evaluating bones for fracture, infection, arthritis or tumor
- Determining the presence or spread of cancers
- Identifying bleeding into the bowels
- Locating the presence of infection
- Evaluating thyroid function and thyroid nodules
- Cardiac viability in advanced coronary artery disease
Molecular Imaging Procedures
Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Safety
Nuclear medicine procedures are among the safest diagnostic exams available. Radiopharmaceuticals are formulated and ordered specifically for each patient and exam requested, resulting in minimal radiation exposure. The radiation risk is very low compared with the potential benefits.
Scheduling a Procedure
Midwest Radiology maintains dedicated scheduling resources for all outpatient imaging center locations. We offer same-day scheduling and accept most forms of medical insurance. Simplify your referral process, call us today!
Qualified, caring, honored, and committed ─ the best of Midwest Radiology. Our radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology and have extensive training and expertise in medical imaging. Midwest Radiology physicians interpret many molecular imaging studies, typically performed in area hospitals served. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality imaging services to all patients and healthcare providers.