WCH Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine studies may be performed to evaluate the heart, kidneys, bones, and thyroid, to name a few. All nuclear medicine exams require the 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.
Nuclear medicine studies are commonly used to diagnose:
- Coronary artery disease
- Abnormal functioning of the thyroid
- Gallbladder problems
- Kidney disorders
- Bone conditions, such as osteomyelitis or stress fractures
There are a number of different nuclear medicine procedures, and the preparation for each can vary. Some tests may require fasting and temporarily discontinuing your medications (per your physician's recommendation only), while others allow you to eat.
Nuclear medicine is offered at Wooster Community Hospital, with emergency services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To schedule an outpatient nuclear medicine study, call central scheduling at (330) 263-8660, Monday – Friday between 8 am – 5:30 pm.
Nuclear Medicine Test Hours:
Monday – Friday: 6:30 am – 3:30 pm