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Nuclear Medicine

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Nuclear medicine is an imaging specialty used to diagnose and treat diseases. It allows technologists to get information by noninvasive diagnostic testing.

Procedures

MaineGeneral Nuclear Medicine offers a wide range of procedures.
 
Your physician may order a study to help monitor or diagnose a problem affecting your:
  • Cardiovascular system, such as coronary artery disease
  • Endocrine system, such as hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease)
  • Digestive system, such as acute gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Urinary system, such as urinary tract obstruction
  • Musculoskeletal system, such as bone injury (often associated with sports injuries)
  • Pulmonary (breathing) system, such as pulmonary emboli


We also work with other medical specialties to treat and manage different diseases. Therapies offered in conjunction with  nuclear medicine include:

  • Radioiodine therapy for overactive thyroid and thyroid cancer
  • Radioimmunotherapy for blood cancer
  • Therapy for bone pain

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information, please call Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging at:
  • Alfond Center for Health, Augusta: (207) 626-1417
  • Thayer Center for Health, Waterville: (207) 872-1044