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Nuclear Medicine

Phone: 330-263-8660
Wooster Community Hospital

Nuclear Medicine at Wooster Community Hospital is offered Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with emergency services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as needed. There are a number of procedures performed in Nuclear Medicine and the preparations for those will vary. Examinations can be performed to evaluate the heart, kidneys, bones, and thyroid to name a few. Some tests may require fasting, being off your medications (per your physician's recommendation only) while others allow you to eat. All Nuclear Medicine exams require administration of a RadioIsotope via and IV injection, oral administration, or inhaled. The purpose of the RadioIsotope is to allow visualization of anatomy as well as physiology of the are in question. Some of the Nuclear exams performed can evaluate for Cancers, Coronary Artery Disease, Abnormal functioning of the Thyroid, Gallbladder or Kidneys, or Bone ailments such as Osteomylitis or Stress Fractures.