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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials (given either orally or intravenously) to examine an organ’s structure and metabolic function, and is used to:

  • Scan organs for abnormalities
  • Evaluate the spread of cancer
  • Locate infection
  • Identify blood clots in the lungs

Sophisticated scanning technology

Panola Medical Center’s nuclear medicine technologists utilize advanced technology that delivers results quickly so doctors can begin treatment as soon as possible. We offer a wide range of diagnostic imaging services, including:

  • Bone scan
  • Ventilation and perfusion of the lungs
  • Heart stress test
  • Hida scan
  • Thyroid uptake scans
  • Renal scan