Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine services are provided at PVH two days a week (Mondays and Tuesdays) through Navix Diagnostix, Inc. Nuclear Medicine utilizes a small amount of radioactive material to diagnose a wide variety of conditions such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and infection. This method of imaging is safe, painless, and allows providers to obtain information that may otherwise be unavailable, require surgery, or more expensive and invasive testing.

How it Works:
Nuclear medicine uses radioactive substances to take images of different parts of the body. Many scans at PVH involve cardiac scans to look for blockages in coronary arteries and lung scans to assess blockage of pulmonary arteries. They also perform bone scans to look for infection or disease and hepatobiliary scans to assess gallbladder function. The images taken during a nuclear medicine test allow the physician to review the 'function' of specific body parts, leaving the 'anatomy' to other modalities (CT, MRI, ultrasound, x-ray).

To Make an Appointment:
(207) 794-7270