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


The facility was very clean and very well organized. The staff was courteous and caring. They were also professional and experienced. Waiting time was minimal."

Nuclear Medicine Patient May 2018 Product May 27, 2018

NWR made the best of my ordeal. Everyone that I came in contact with was pleasant and helpful."

Nuclear Medicine Patient December 2018 Product December 12, 2018