Nuclear Medicine

Modern, Innovative Care

Nuclear medicine is a unique branch of radiology that involves injecting radioactive materials into a patient, allowing specialized cameras to capture images inside the human body. In some cases, nuclear medicine methods are even used to treat illnesses, as well.

Our health network offers the latest advances in nuclear medicine to our patients throughout New Jersey. If you have been scheduled for nuclear medicine procedure and have questions, contact the facility where your appointment is scheduled today.

Understanding Nuclear Medicine

The materials that are injected or consumed by the patient for a nuclear medicine procedure are called radiotracers. Once introduced to the patient's body, these radiotracers will travel around, eventually into the area where doctors need to see into. The radiotracers give off a safe amount of gamma rays that are then captured by specially calibrated cameras.

What parts of the body in nuclear medicine used for?

  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Bones
  • Lungs
  • Bowel and intestines
  • Gallbladder
  • Many other areas of the body

Nuclear medicine is a critical tool for doctors and specialists because it can produce images and offer insights that other radiological procedures cannot.

Have Questions or Concerns?

Some patients express concern over the level of radiation they will be exposed to during a nuclear medicine procedure. However, radiotracers used in these screenings give off the same amount of radiation as a traditional x-ray.

If you have other questions about how to prepare for your procedure or what to expect at your appointment, speak with your doctor or radiologist before your screening.

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94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
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300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
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Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
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The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Howell
4013 Route 9
Suite 2S
Howell, NJ 07731
(732) 923-7700
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The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Colts Neck
310 Route 34 South
Second Floor
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
(732) 923-7700
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Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7700
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Cristie Kerr Women's Health Center
377 Jersey Avenue
Ground Floor, Medical Office Building
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(877) 393-5374
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Monmouth Medical Center Laboratory and Diagnostic X-Ray Services
1910 Highway 35 South
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
(732) 775-1024
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Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7000
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center Laboratory Patient Service Center - Livingston
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7194
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Hackensack
385 Prospect Ave
1st Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 488-4808
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Belleville
36 Newark Avenue
Suite 100
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 844-4170
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Union City
3196 Kennedy Boulevard
3rd Floor
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 865-6100
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of West Orange
772 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 325-0002
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Union - Women's Imaging
2770 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083
(908) 687-6054
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Randolph
121 Center Grove Rd
Suite 7
Randolph, NJ 07869
(800) 930-6759
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Union
445 Chestnut St
Union, NJ 07083
(908) 687-6054
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New Jersey Imaging Network (NJIN) of Toms River - East
21 Stockton Dr
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 286-6333
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Care Connection at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
4th floor
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 499-6460
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RWJ Hamilton Diagnostic & Treatment Center
1 Sheffield Drive
Suite 202
Columbus, NJ 08022
(609) 584-6640
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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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