WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

NUCLEAR MEDICINE


Hours of operation: Scheduled OP diagnostic and therapeutic procedures Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30PM. On-call availability after hours.

Nuclear Medicine is located on 2nd floor west wing. The Nuclear Med department provides quality services dedicated to the latest in radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic and interventional procedures. This department is an integral part of the overall comprehensive care of the patient and pursues all pathways to achieve total patient care.

The department offers Nuclear Medicine services 24 hours a day to inpatients, outpatients, and emergency patients of all ages. Nuclear Medicine primarily provides information on organ structure and function/metabolism.

Main diagnostic and therapeutic procedures include bone, cardiac, lung, urologic imaging, and thyroid diagnosis and therapy with radioactive iodine to treat hyperthyroidism and thyroid carcinoma. Some cardiac procedures, such as stress myocardial perfusion imaging are performed on patients in conjunction with a treadmill study with a cardiologist available. In vivo imaging procedures require the injection or oral administration of a radiopharmaceutical.

All individuals who provide diagnostic or therapeutic services are licensed and have the appropriate clinical privileges and training. Practitioners and staff include a Physician Director, Director, licensed technologists and Radiologic Physicist.





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