In X-ray and CT examinations, external sources use x-ray to produce the images that inform caregivers. Nuclear medicine images are different: they are obtained by injecting patients with radiotracers or by administering the tracer orally. Through the normal, physiological processes of the body, the substance localizes to a particular site of the body—allowing for a gamma camera to image the location and provide information about what is going on in the body.
In addition to the standard nuclear medicine examinations, MMH also offers PLANAR and SPECT imaging: advanced nuclear imaging technology. Each situation will dictate which method will be used for the care of you or your loved one.