Nuclear Medicine & Stress Testing
The Nuclear Medicine division of our Radiology department is helpful in detecting and diagnosing a variety of diseases and problems a patient may be having. This department is accredited by the American College of Radiology, which recognizes high quality nuclear cardiology departments.
Some of the tests that can be performed in our Nuclear Medicine Department are:
Cardiac Nuclear Stress Test – This test shows detailed pictures of the heart when it is under stress and at rest.
Bone Scan – This scan can detect and evaluate cancer of the bones, arthritis and trauma to any part of the body.
HIDA Scan – This scan is used to detect issues and blockages of the gallbladder.
Gastric Emptying Study – This study examines the stomach and how well it empties. Some symptoms of abnormal gastric emptying are: heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Liver/Spleen Study – This study provides an assessment of liver function and can determine if liver disease is present and also if any liver/spleen lesion are present.
Gated Blood Pool Study (MUGA) – This study assesses the motion and strength of your heart wall.