In nuclear medicine imaging, small amounts of radioactive materials – called radiotracers – are injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. As the radiotracers travel through the body, it gives off gamma rays, which are then detected by a camera and computer to create images from inside the body.
Nuclear medicine imaging delivers data that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures, and can help radiologists identify disease in its earliest stages.
DeKalb Health’s Radiology Department is accredited in Nuclear Medicine by the American College of Radiology – one of only three facilities to hold the accreditation in Indiana, and the only facility in Northeast Indiana.
To learn more, call the DeKalb Health Imaging Center at 260.920.2513 or to schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at 260.333.7710.