Nuclear Medicine

What is Nuclear Medicine?

Nuclear medicine uses radioactive materials and special imaging techniques to study both the structure and function of organs and other tissues inside your body.

Nuclear medicine is used in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders and many other medical conditions.

For patients who need nuclear medicine procedures, Northwest Radiology is here to help. We want your experience to be the best it can possibly be, every step of the way.


  • An advanced diagnostic tool
  • You are given a small amount of radioactive material as an injection into a vein or as a pill.
  • This radioactive material collects in the area of concern.
  • It releases energy in the form of gamma radiation.
  • Uses a special camera to detect the energy
  • Creates images to let your physician know if the organ or structure is working correctly

Nuclear Medicine Locations


I've had many diagnostic imaging procedures done at NWR and have always had a great experience.

Nuclear Medicine Patient October 2021 Product January 27, 2022

Jody was awesome from the way she greeted me to the way she discharged me. She explained everything very thoroughly and did an excellent job with the injection and the scan.

Nuclear Medicine Patient October 2021 Product January 27, 2022