Nuclear Medicine (Nuc Med)
Equipment: Siemens Ecam
Nuclear medicine exams are scheduled by your physician. They are available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm.
Plains Radiology Services of Kearney, NE read and interpret a number of nuclear medicine studies. Other studies are interpreted by a cardiologist from Bryan Heart Institute in Lincoln, NE or Nebraska Heart Institute also in Lincoln, NE.
Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to image various structures within or functions of the body. These materials are attracted to specific organs, bones, or tissues within the body. The camera works along with computers to produce the image.
For more detailed procedure information or for more general information on nuclear medicine studies or other radiology procedures please see the links below.
Patient Information Cards:
Nuclear Medicine General
I-123 Thyroid Uptake & Scan
Gallium Scan Bowel Prep
Links to general radiology information.