Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine images can assist your physician in diagnosing diseases, infections, tumors and other disorders by watching how your organs function. By introducing a small amount of radioactive compound or “tracer,” our radiologists capture images showing the functioning of your organs and body. The compounds, which are necessary for the production of images, lose their radioactivity—usually within hours or days—and are eliminated from your body.

Nuclear medicine is available at the following Advanced Radiology locations

Call to Schedule: 203-337-9705

Trumbull – 15 Corporate Drive

Preparation

Nuclear medicine studies require a radioactive “tracer” be given to you either by IV or orally before the exam, and you may need to wait a short amount of time for it to circulate through your body before the exam begins. Most exams take about 60 minutes, but some may require additional time. Our staff will advise how long the exam will take when you schedule your visit.

Preparation instructions vary depending on the type of exam you receive. Our staff will advise you about preparation details when you schedule your test. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.