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Nuclear Medicine

The Nuclear Medicine Department is a full-service department, which performs both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.  Bethesda has four nuclear medicine gamma cameras to meet the needs of both Radiology and Cardiology. 

Nuclear Medicine utilizes radioactive material. For routine diagnostic procedures, the patient receives an injection of the radioactive material (isotope).  Upon injection, this radioactive material emits a pattern that represents the size, shape, and function of a specific organ. The amount of radiation emitted from the isotope is minimal. 

 

Common Diagnostic Services Provided
 

  • Bone Scans
  • Cardiac Stress Tests   
  • Gallbladder scans   
  • Gastric emptying scan
  • Lymphoscintigraphy 
  • Muga Scan 
  • Parathyroid Scan 
  • Renal/kidney scan 
  • Thyroid uptake and scan
  • White blood cell scan 

 

For therapeutic procedures, isotopes have a considerable amount of radioactivity for the purpose of radiating a particular site. These studies are done for specific diagnoses, such as cancer or hyperthyroidism.   

 

Therapeutic Services Provided

  • I-131 for hyperthyroidism
  • I-131 for thyroid cancer 
  • Quadramet for bone pain

 

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on call after hours.

 

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at 561.374.5700.

9655 W. Boynton Beach Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33472 | 561.336.7000