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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is widely used in evaluating the cardiovascular system, bones, lungs and abdominal organs. The Columbus Regional Health Nuclear Medicine clinical team includes five ARRT and/or NMTCB registered nuclear medicine technologists, who perform Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET/CT) and all of the diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures. Board-certified radiologists supervise and interpret all nuclear medicine procedures - approximately 2,100 nuclear medicine cases each year and 750 PET/CT studies annually.

Nuclear Medicine studies use a small amount of radioactive material injected through a vein or taken by mouth to see specific body parts when scanned with the nuclear medicine camera. The staff has access to three nuclear medicine cameras, all of which are dual head cameras, which help reduce the scan time necessary for imaging.  All three cameras and the 16 slice PET/CT machine are American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited, which provide patients the highest quality nuclear medicine and PET/CT procedures.

To schedule an appointment at Midtown Medical Center or Northside Medical Center for Nuclear Medicine, the patient's physician should call the Patient Intake Center at (706) 571-1065 and specify the location.