There are a number of procedures performed in Nuclear Medicine. Preparations for each procedure varies. Examinations can be performed to evaluate the heart, kidneys, bones, and thyroid to name a few. Some tests may require fasting and 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 an IV injection, oral administration, or inhaled. The purpose of the RadioIsotope is to allow visualization of anatomy as well as physiology of the area in question.
Call the Nuclear Medicine Scheduling Department
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.
Services are offered at the Wooster Community Hospital, Main Campus
Some of the Nuclear exams performed can evaluate for:
Coronary Artery Disease
Abnormal functioning of the thyroid
Bone ailments, such as Osteomylitis or Stress Fractures
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