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Common Nuclear Procedures at Somerset Campus

The Nuclear Medicine Department offers state-of-the-art imaging for a wide range of nuclear medicine studies, including S.P.E.C.T. imaging.

Common Nuclear Procedures

  • Bone Scan - A small amount of radionuclide is injected intravenously to evaluate abnormalities in bones.
  • GI Bleed - Non-invasive procedure that uses a small amount of radionuclide to localize the bleeding site in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • HIDA Scan – A small amount of radionuclide is used to evaluate blockages of the biliary system. With the addition of ejection fraction, gallbladder function is visualized as well.
  • Lymphosentigraphy – Used to pinpoint the location of the sentinel node. It aids in the surgical removal of the node in patients with breast carcinoma or melanoma.
  • Stress Test - A small amount of radionuclide is used to evaluate the blood flow of the coronary arteries and heart muscle during exercise.
  • Thyroid Scan and Uptake – A pill containing a small amount of radionuclide enables the radiologist to evaluate the structure and function of the thyroid gland.

To schedule a procedure, call 1-844-RWJ4YOU (1-844-795-4968).