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: