Nuclear medicine physicians use radioactive substances to detect, diagnose and treat diseases.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
Nuclear medicine specialists can be consulted to diagnose and determine the severity of several diseases such as heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders and other such issues of the body.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICIAN?
Nuclear medicine physicians administer radiopharmaceuticals through injections, or by making the patient inhale or swallow them to detect anomalies in one'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.