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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is used to help diagnose and treat certain types of abnormalities in the cells of the body. Special cameras and a small dose of radioactive tracer are used to see whether cells are healthy or abnormal. The technology can be used to carry very specific doses of treatment to just the affected cells.

The benefits of this type of imaging are unique. Not only does nuclear scanning provide the most precise detailed information available - often long before symptoms arise - it also, in some cases, allows physicians to treat targeted areas locally, without affecting other parts of the body or requiring surgery.

A Nuclear Imaging Camera is used to help detect tumors, infection, coronary artery disease, and a variety of other suspected illnesses.

Philips SKYLight nuclear cameraLowell General has a Philips SKYLight, a gantry-free nuclear camera. SKYLight's unique architecture allows gamma detectors to be mounted directly into a room's structure, creating a gantry-free or "open floor" design. By removing the limitations associated with conventional floor-mounted systems, the SKYLight can image virtually any sized patient, on any bed, in any position. This camera also features concurrent imaging to enable clinicians to acquire multiple image sets simultaneously.

Listed below are some of the exams that are performed in Nuclear Medicine:

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