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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses tiny materials to examine different parts of the body. Nuclear medicine scans generally expose patients to no more radiation than a standard X-ray and are important tools in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases and conditions.  Learn more about nuclear medicine.

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients may not receive nuclear medicine exams except in an emergency.

If you are claustrophobic, tell the scheduler or nuclear technologist about your claustrophobia so that special arrangements can be made, if necessary. You may speak to your physician about taking medication to reduce your anxiety before having a nuclear exam, if necessary. 

Reminder – If you have questions or concerns before, during, or after your procedure, call us at (304) 598-1280, or ask your nurse or technologist. We need your input, questions, and concerns to provide you with the best care, so don’t hesitate to ask us anything.

Instructions for Your Nuclear Medicine Exam:


Locate your specific exam in the list of links below. Be sure to read and carefully follow all instructions.