Body and Cardiac Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine testing uses a small dose of radioactive material to obtain images of various organ systems.
With the exception of intravenous injections for some procedures, nuclear medicine procedures are painless.
The actual radioactive material used is called a radiopharmaceutical, or sometimes a radiotracer. Radiopharmaceuticals can be administered by swallowing or by injection.
A complimentary CD of your nuclear medicine study is available to you after the examination is completed.
For a more detailed description of the benefits of a Nuclear Medicine scan, as well as safety information, please click on this link below:
Northeast Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence
The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care.
Northeast Radiology’s Nuclear Medicine Accreditation
ACR®’s Nuclear Medicine Accreditation Program involves the acquisition of clinical and phantom images and corresponding data for each unit. Accreditation is not permanent, and a facility offering Nuclear Medicine must resubmit testing regularly. Northeast Radiology provides ACR® accredited Nuclear Medicine procedures at our Brewster and Mt. Kisco, New York, offices.
Detailed nuclear medicine scanning information is available to you. Northeast Radiology is a member of both the American College of Radiology (ACR®) and the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA®). These two premier organizations have jointly developed RadiologyInfo.org as the radiology information resource for patients.
RadiologyInfo.org provides a wealth of useful information on nuclear medicine. It tells you how a nuclear medicine test procedure is performed. It also addresses what you may experience. This website is updated frequently with new information. For more details go to:
All material on the RadiologyInfo.org website is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR® and RSNA®, as well as other professional radiology organizations.