Nuclear medicine is a subspecialty of radiology which involves the use of radioactive medication (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat disease. Radiopharmaceuticals can be used to treat hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, solid tumors and bone metastases.
In nuclear medicine, radioactive materials are usually injected into a vein but are sometimes swallowed or inhaled. A gamma camera tracks the movement of the radiopharmaceuticals from outside the body by detecting the gamma radiation emitted by the medication.
Nuclear medicine tests and procedures performed by Dr. Nabeel Dar, Dr. Frank Quattromani and Dr. Roy Jacob include:
- PET/CT Scans
- Ventilation/perfusion scans
- HIDA scans
- Parathyroid/Thyroid imaging
- Iodine therapy
- Bone scans