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Lewiston, ME 04240
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:
MUGA - determines left ventricle EF
CQ - Perfusion and Ventilation
Renal with flow
Renal with Lasix
White Blood Cell (WBC)
Ventricular Shunt Imaging
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.
7:00 am to 3:30 pm – Mondays and Fridays
7:00 am to 5:00 pm – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays