NUCLEAR MEDICINE


Exam Preparation

Our office will contact you 24 hours before your appointment to confirm your scheduled arrival time and provide prep instructions.

Exam Duration

Upon arrival for your exam the technologist will escort you to a room to be given a small dose of radioactive material. The dose may be administered orally or intravenously (IV) and will accumulate in the area of your body to be examined. This typically takes about 30 minutes.
Your exam may be performed immediately after the injection or you may be allowed to leave and return to the imaging center in 1 to 3 hours.
Upon your return the technologist will escort you to the examination room to begin the procedure which typically lasts from 45 minutes to 1 hour

Results

Once the exam is complete, a radiologist will review the study and dictate a report. This report will be sent to the doctor who ordered your study.
Results are available within 24 - 48 hours.
We recommend that you call and schedule a follow-up appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss the results.

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