Nuclear Medicine

Serving communities throughout Greater Boston, The Department of Nuclear Medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital performs a number of different nuclear medicine procedures to meet the needs of our patients. Using small amounts of radioactive substances to image the body and treat diseases, our Nuclear Medicine radiologists are able to examine patient's organs, trace body processes and diagnose abnormalities without having to perform invasive surgery or more complex diagnostic testing.

Nuclear Medicine Procedures we Perform

The following procedures are routinely performed at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Department of Nuclear Medicine:

131 Iodine Treatment
131 Iodine Whole Body Scan
Liquid Gastric Emptying
Sestamibi Stress Test with Adenosine
Sestamibi Stress Test
Solid GE
Thyroid Uptake/Scan
V/Q Lung Scan

Nuclear medicine procedures are usually painless and allow specialists to examine patient's organs, trace body processes and diagnose abnormalities without having to perform invasive surgery or more complex diagnostic testing.

Accreditation

We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Radiation Control.

More Information on Nuclear Medicine

For more information, please visit the  Radiological Society of North America's and American College of Radiology's website on nuclear medicine and radiologic procedures.

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