Nuclear Medicine is an integral part of non-invasive imaging within the radiology department. A small amount of radioactive material is safely injected, ingested, or inhaled to assess many conditions and organs such as cancer, stomach, thyroid, heart, and neurological disorders. Special cameras capture energy given off by the radioactive materials, forming an image of the inside of the body. Single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) is a type of nuclear imaging test that may provide additional information on the condition being evaluated.
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