Nuclear medicine often identifies disease very early in its progression as it provides information about organ function and structure. The Nuclear Medicine Department at CMC performs a variety of tests that involve use of a low-dose radioactive substance, which either loses its radioactivity in a short time or is excreted.
This equipment includes:
- Three gamma cameras in our Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging section: Each unit has attention correction, allowing for optimal image enhancement of cardiac perfusion imaging. These cameras can complete an entire body scan in 20 minutes, delivering better images in less time.
- Through an affiliation with NH Imaging Services and Alliance Healthcare, CMC offers a sophisticated a nuclear medicine procedure called Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Combining PET imaging with a CT scanner allows an image to be created that displays or “fuses” the organ function with the actual anatomy laid on top. These fused images provide the ability to not only see how the organ system is functioning, but where it is in the body in relation to other structures.