Nuclear Medicine Imaging (NM)
Nuclear medicine imaging (also called radionuclide scanning) is an effective diagnostic tool because it shows not only the anatomy (structure) of an organ or body part, but the function of the organ as well. This additional "functional information" allows nuclear medicine to diagnose certain diseases and various medical conditions much sooner than other medical imaging examinations which provide mainly anatomic (structural) information about an organ or body part. Nuclear medicine can be valuable in the early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of numerous medical conditions and continues to grow as a powerful medical tool.
Click on an Item Below to Begin your Session on Nuclear Medicine:
- Why is Nuclear Medicine Performed?
- Clinical Uses of Nuclear Medicine
- What A Person Experiences, What to Expect During a Nuclear Medicine Study
- How Does Nuclear Medicine Work?
- PET Scanning and SPECT Scanning
- Who are the Professionals in Nuclear Medicine?
- History of Nuclear Medicine
- Additional Resources on Nuclear Medicine