Nuclear medicine physicians use small amounts of radioactive tracers to study the body's structure and metabolism to identify and treat diseases.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
Nuclear medicine is used to both diagnose and treat thyroid diseases.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
A nuclear medicine physician introduces a small amount of radioactive materials into a patient's blood stream or system by injecting the substances, or getting the patient to inhale or swallow to visualize physiological changes and oddities.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN FOR
Nuclear medicine physicians can test the uptake of radioactive substances in bones to check for fractures or cancerous deposits.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nuclear medicine procedures are painless and do not require administration of anesthetics.