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Nuclear Medicine in Macomb, IL

Imaging to View Organ Function

Nuclear Medicine is a type of imaging that specifically views organ function. A small amount of a radioactive isotope is injected, ingested, or inhaled. The test may last from one to four hours, depending on which organ function is being evaluated. The patient lies on a padded table while a square detector takes images above the patient or moves in small increments around the patient.

Please register in the Admitting Department 15 minutes prior to your Nuclear Medicine appointment. Patients can save time and pre-register by calling (309) 836-1753 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Always notify the technologists if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Exams that require special medication instructions prior to imaging will be discussed with the patient's physician and clarified at the time of scheduling.

Routine exams are performed Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information please call (309) 836-1530.

The following exams require you to have nothing by mouth for a minimum of 4 hours prior to the exam:

  • Gastric Emptying
  • Meckels Diverticulum
  • Hepatobiliary (HIDA/Gallbladder)
  • Thyroid uptake and scan
  • Myocardial Perfusion (Stress Test)
  • Thyroid Ablation

Other exams offered include:

  • GI Bleed Tagged WBC In-111, Gallium
  • Hemangioma, Lung, MUGA
  • Parathyroid, Lymphoscintigraphy, Renal
  • (Wholebody) Bone Scan, 3 phase, SPECT
  • Octreoscan
  • Direct Cystography


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