Nuclear Medicine

Aids in identifying some diseases at their earliest stages.

Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose disease.

Understanding Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials that are typically injected into a vein. The material travels to the area being examined and gives off energy in the form of rays which are detected by a special camera to create images of the inside of your body.

Who Needs Nuclear Medicine Services?

Nuclear medicine is a common diagnostic imaging modality for individuals experiencing back pain, bone pain, fractures, thyroid conditions, gallbladder concerns and more.

In many cases, x-rays may be performed first and if nothing is found, nuclear medicine services may be used to investigate further.

Nuclear medicine is also commonly used for cancer patients to monitor any progression or spreading of the cancer.

Choosing CAMIS for Nuclear Medicine

At CAMIS, we pride ourselves on providing the expert care you deserve and delivering a comfortable and reassuring nuclear medicine experience.

We understand that any exams can feel intimidating , so we want to prioritize empowering you with information surrounding the nuclear medicine services and make you feel as comfortable as possible. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you would like to be further walked through the process of any of our services.

Nuclear Medicine Services

  • Bone Scan
  • Parathyroid Scan
  • HIDA Scan
  • MUGA (Heart) Scan
  • Miraluma (Breast) Scan

FAQs

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

The short term side effects are that you may get a headache or an upset stomach.

Each nuclear medicine service differs in process. We will send results to your doctor and they will typically contact you within 3-4 days.

Bone Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer and be asked to return anywhere from 2½ to 4 hours after the injection. When you return, imaging takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Parathyroid Scan: You will receive an injection of a radioactive tracer. The first set of images are taken shortly after the injection. The second set of images are taken approximately 2 hours after the injection. Each set of images can take up to 1¼ hours. Total time to complete the exam is about 3 hours.

HIDA Scan: You will receive an injection of radioactive tracer and images will be taken over a period of time. This exam usually takes 1½ to 2 hours to complete, but on occasion can take up to 4 hours. 

MUGA Scan: You will receive 2 injections, with a 20-30 minute waiting period between them. Imaging begins after the second injection and usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.