Scanning Your Body's Structure & Functions
When your doctor needs more information about an organ, tissue or tumor, you could meet our nuclear medicine team. Sanford Health provides a variety of nuclear medicine tests including bone scans, PET scans, gallium scans and MIBG scans.
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases. Nuclear medicine scans allow doctors to provide more accurate and detailed diagnoses and targeted treatments.
These types of scans are helpful for diagnosing:
- Thyroid disease
- Gall bladder disease
- Heart conditions
- Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia and brain disease
Nuclear medicine procedures are non-invasive, and except for IV injections, are usually painless. Doctors often combine nuclear medicine results with other test results to get a more accurate report of your condition.
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