Nuclear Medicine Building / Local 2158, 2164 & 2165
Nuclear Medicine involves the use of unsealed radioactive materials for diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. Procedures are generally classified into: Imaging/In-Vivo; In-Vitro; and Theraphy.
Imaging procedures are performed using a gamma camera. After injection of a suitable radiotracer, pictures of the organ being studied are acquired for variable periods of time. Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures are unique since they provide functional or physiologic data rather than structural or anatomic data obtained with the other imaging modalities.