Nuclear Medicine is rapidly becoming the first choice in imaging for detecting early signs of disease, small tumors and even infections.
Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of a radioactive material called radiopharmaceuticals, or radiotracers. The radiotracer is injected into the body, swallowed, or inhaled as a gas. It eventually accumulates in the organ or area of the body being examined, and a special camera detects the radioactive emissions from the radiotracer, providing pictures and detailed molecular information.
Optimized radiation doses are comparable to that of an x-ray.
Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they offer the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages, as well as a patient’s immediate response to therapeutic intervention.
Jupiter Medical Center utilizes the Infinia™ Nuclear Medicine Scanner from GE and offers state-of-the-art Infinia dual head cameras. This technology offers highly detailed image quality with SPECT/CT system for multi-modality imaging.
The table is ergonomically designed for a comfortable patient experience, allowing patients to easily hold still, ensuring high-quality studies and low likelihood of re-scans.
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