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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine studies show the structure of an organ and whether it is functioning properly. These studies help in the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of numerous medical conditions. A small amount of a radioactive material (known as a tracer) is introduced into the body by injection, swallowing or inhalation. Different tracers are used to study different parts of the body. A special camera is used to produce pictures of the body, called a scan.

Sarasota Memorial’s Nuclear Medicine Laboratories are accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL). We offer a full range of tests, including: