Nuclear medicine physicians use tracers which are usually radioactive in nature for diagnosis and therapy.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
Nuclear medicine is known to help identify abnormality in the normal functioning of organs such as the stomach, brain and kidneys.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
A nuclear medicine physician detects, treats and determines whether the patient's body is responding to given treatment by administering radioactive substances into the patient's body.
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?
Three types of nuclear equipment are used in nuclear medicine, which are the Scintillation or Gamma camera, SPECT( Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scanner.