Nuclear medicine is a safe, painless, and cost-effective way of gathering information that may otherwise be unavailable or require a more expensive and risky diagnostic test. One unique aspect of a nuclear medicine test is its extreme sensitivity to abnormalities in an organ’s structure or function. As an integral part of patient care, nuclear medicine is used in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of serious disease.
Nuclear medicine imaging procedures often identify abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease long before some medical problems are apparent with other diagnostic tests. This early detection allows a disease to be treated early in its course when there may be a better prognosis.
Although nuclear medicine is commonly used for diagnostic purposes, it also has valuable therapeutic applications such as treatment of hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, blood imbalances, and any bony pain from certain types of cancer.
Capitol Imaging Services performs a variety of nuclear medicine exams at select locations in southeast and southcentral Louisiana. Click here to send us a secure email requesting appointment assistance. One of our imaging specialists will contact you to set up your visit to the appropriate center.
Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan, such as nuclear medicine or an MRI, but we also provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue important findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.
Capitol Imaging Services also often lowers out of pocket costs by performing exams at lower fees than other providers. For people with unfulfilled health insurance deductibles, that’s a major financial advantage. And, that advantage is enjoyed without sacrificing quality of care or imaging technology.
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