Nuclear Medicine

For more information please contact the Imaging Department:

(360) 327-8090
Fax: (360) 374-6084

Nuclear Medicine Order Form

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One Thursday and Friday per Month, by appointment only
Nuclear Medicine truck
Nuclear Medicine truck

Our Nuclear Medicine Imaging Includes:

Heart Stress Studies

HIDA Scans

Liver / Spleen Imaging

Lung Imaging

Bone Scans

Gastric Empty

Urea Breath Test

Renal Imaging

Nuclear Medicine Imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. The radiotracer travels through the area being examined and gives off energy in the form of gamma rays which are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. Nuclear medicine imaging provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures and offers the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages.

Tell your doctor if there is a possibility you are pregnant or if you are breastfeeding and discuss any recent illnesses, medical conditions, allergies and medications you are taking. Depending on the type of exam, the imaging department will instruct you on what you may eat or drink beforehand. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown