Nuclear Medicine involves injection of a safe, low dose of radioactivity into the body. Images are obtained, sometimes several hours later. Nuclear Medicine tests are often used to look for tumors, infection, inflammation, or function of an organ.

We perform:

  • Cardiac SPECT Stress and MUGA
  • Bone: Site and Whole Body
  • Liver/Spleen: Function, Hemangioma
  • Hepatobiliary (HIDA)
  • Renal Scans: Function, Obstruction, Hypertension
  • Thyroid
  • Hyperthyroid Radiation Treatment
  • Lung
  • Gallium: Site and Whole Body

 


 

Exam Prep

  • Bone Scan
    • There is a 2 hr delay between time of injection of isotope and the scan
  • Hepatobiliary Scan (HIDA)
    • No food or drink 6 hrs prior to scan
  • Renal Scan
    • Hydration with fluid encouraged
  • Thyroid Scan
    • 24 Hr delay between time of taking iodine pill and scan
    • Patient must be off thyroid medication please call for specific instructions
  • Cardiac Stress Scan
    • Wear light clothing and sneakers
    • No Caffeine
    • No hypertension medications morning of exam
  • Pet Scan
    • No food or drink after midnight (except water)
    • If diabetic call for instructions (718) 931-2300
    • Wear light clothing
  • F-18 Sodium Fluoride Pet Scan