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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

nuclear medicine scansAs part of a comprehensive diagnostic plan, your Advanced Imaging physician might refer you for Nuclear Medicine studies.

What is a Nuclear Medicine Scan?

A nuclear medicine (NM) scan is a diagnostic exam that provides your doctor with important information about organ function. In nuclear medicine, imaging radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive medicine or tracers) are taken orally, by intravenous injection or inhalation. Special cameras then capture and form images from the radiation emitted by the radiopharmaceuticals in the body. This process is different from diagnostic X-rays which pass external radiation through the body to form the images.

NM scans determine the presence of disease based on biological and anatomical changes; i.e. how an organ functions, and what it looks like. Nuclear Medicine scans allow us to evaluate the function of a number of organs including the thyroid gland, lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, and gallbladder.

Further, NM scans allow us to monitor certain types of cancer, detect a number of bone and joint abnormalities such as fractures, arthritis or tumors, and evaluate certain neurological diseases, infection and blood volume.

Types of nuclear medicine scans we provide:

  • Bone Scan
  • Hepatobiliary Scan
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Parathyroid Scan
  • MIBG
  • Octreotide
  • Lung Scan
  • Renal Scans
  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Gastric Emptying Scans
  • Neurologic Scans
  • Blood Volume Analysis
  • Infection Studies
  • Cisternogram

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The scheduling staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please have your prescription and Insurance Information available.

Nuclear Medicine: 914.493.7552

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Westchester Medical Center
Nuclear Medicine

University Hospital
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595


Macy Suite N100

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Gerard, Perry S., MD
Perry Gerard, MD
Director of PET/CT
  • Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Parmett, Steven, MD
Steven Parmett, MD
PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Sonke, Pierre-Yves J., MD
Pierre-Yves Sonke, MD
PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiology, Body Imaging
  • Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology