Diagnostic Imaging Services
1. We will inject the patient through an arm vein with a small amount of radioactive substance.
2. The patient will be scheduled to return for the whole-body scan, which should take about 45 minutes.
3. Once the scan is completed, the radiologist reviews the scan and decides whether x-rays
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Nuclear Medicine procedures are very safe. The radioactive material is cleared quickly by the body.. The whole body radiation dose is about what a patient receives from regular x-rays.
It may be helpful in some cases to bring along previous x-rays or MRI’s on the day you come in.
It will generally take 2-3 days for your physician to receive the report from the hospital
NUCLEAR MEDICINE DEPARTMENT
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