Have you ever wondered what the Nuclear Medicine Department does?
April Ball, lead nuclear medicine technologist, says, “Half of what we do is cardiac imaging. This means we take a picture of a patient’s heart to see how it’s functioning. The image helps cardiologists diagnose issues and create a treatment plan.”
This September, Nuclear Medicine’s camera was upgraded with a new SPECT/CT camera. This unique type of medical imaging camera shows functional information and anatomical structures together. The two different types of images are taken during one exam, and the pictures are merged to provide more precise information about how your body is functioning. This new camera’s images, with high image quality and CT scan overlays, will aid our providers in more easily identifying disease and more quickly creating a patient’s treatment plan.