Nuclear Medicine and PET involve the use of small amounts of radioactive agents which target specific organ systems and physiological processes to create images.
These examinations assess function in addition to anatomy.
Radiopharmaceuticals may identify abnormalities early in the progression of a disease, sometimes before problems become apparent with other tests.
Nuclear medicine examinations include:
- Bone scans
- Heart scans
- Hepatobiliary scans
- Gastrointestinal bleeding studies
- Brain scans
- Renal scans
- Thyroid scans
- Lung scans
PET is of particular value in tumor imaging and oncology.
Our radiologists help organize and participate in the national Best Practices PET/CT Symposium.
Our subspecialized physicians are available to provide expert interpretations at over 70 locations across West Michigan; all accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Our Nuclear and PET imaging team is board-certified and has 131 combined years of experience.
In 2016, our radiologists read and interpreted nuclear and PET studies for over 26,000 patients.
This experience speaks to accurate, high-quality results for our patients.