Medicine is an important application in diagnostic imaging
because it provides information on organ function as well as
structure. The process involves introducing a radioactive
material called a ‘radiopharmaceutical’ into the
The radiopharmaceutical is selected on the basis of the specific
organ or tissue to be evaluated. For example, specific
radiopharmaceuticals are available to evaluate the heart, lungs,
kidneys, thyroid, gallbladder, and brain. Other
radiopharmaceuticals can be used to detect the presence of cancer
in the liver or the bone.
A Nuclear Medicine Camera, along with a computer processing system,
creates precise images of the organ of interest. Nuclear
Medicine offers many procedures that are essential to completely
understanding the body’s condition.