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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine
93 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, ME  04240
207-777-8489

Nuclear medicine demonstrates both organ function and structure.

Small amount of radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals are used.

These substances are either injected or swallowed. They are designed to be processed by specific organs or concentrate in the bones or soft tissue.

A tiny amount of radioactivity is emitted. A Gamma camera can detect these emissions and the data is sent to a computer to form an image.

Nuclear medicine studies can detect abnormalities in the early stages of the disease process.

Thyroid, gallbladder, stomach, and bone are the most common organs assessed by nuclear medicine. Other types of studies:

Cardiac
Myocardial perfusion
MUGA - determines left ventricle EF

Lung Imaging
CQ - Perfusion and Ventilation
Quantitative Perfusion

Genitourinary
Renal with flow
Renal with Lasix

Infection Imaging
White Blood Cell (WBC)
Gallium 67

Neurological
Ventricular Shunt Imaging
Cisternogram
Brain Perfusion

Tumor Imaging
Octreoscan
Gallium 67

Scheduling:
Services are available 5 days a week. Call (207)777-8489 to book an exam directly with the nuclear medicine technologists. Talk with Bruce Sites or Robin Richard, if you have questions about appointment times, preps, or which type of exam to order.

Hours:              
7:00 am to 3:30 pm – Mondays and Fridays
7:00 am to 5:00 pm – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Phone: 207-777-8489
Fax: 207-777-8503

St. Mary's Health System • 93 Campus Avenue • Lewiston, ME 04240