Diagnostic Services

Nuclear Medicine

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment from Seimers. The camera provides fast imaging time with high quality resolution.

Nuclear medicine involves using small amounts of radioactive materials called tracers to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Nuclear medicine determines the cause of the problem based on the function of the organ, tissue or bone. During an exam, the amount of tracer is carefully selected to provide the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient while providing the most accurate exam. A special camera, called the E-cam gamma camera, is used to detect the tracer in the organ, bone, or tissue. It records that information on a computer screen or on film.

Is Nuclear Medicine Safe?

Nuclear medicine procedures are among the safest. A patient receives the smallest amount of radioactive material possible. The amount of radiation from a nuclear study procedure is comparable to, or often less than, a diagnostic x-ray. The nuclear medicine technologist can assist you with any questions you may have regarding safety.

Exams Offered

  • Cardiac imaging.
  • Skeletal imaging.
  • Hepatobiliary imaging.
  • Thyroid imaging.
  • Renal imaging.

Contact Us

Diagnostic Services

415 Sixth St.

Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: 208-743-2511

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