A special kind of imaging, nuclear medicine creates images of the body and its functions by capturing the energy of a safe radioactive substance as it flows through the body. It’s used to detect tumors and infection by bringing to light a number of bodily processes from kidney function to blood flow through the heart and lungs. Nuclear medicine can also be used to find blockages in the gallbladder and bleeding into the bowel.
Nuclear medicine at Mat-Su includes brain perfusion studies as well. These studies can augment the physical characteristic changes seen with CT and MRI with physiological imaging showing brain function. Our use of SPECT/CT fusion imaging enhances the accuracy of the physiological imaging with the resolution of CT, all in one image.
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