What is scintigraphy?
Scintigraphy, or nuclear imaging, is a branch of diagnostic radiology that provides unique physiological information about disease processes. Nuclear imaging provides organ and tissue specific information about the thyroid, bones, liver, and kidneys that other imaging techniques cannot. Unlike other imaging techniques, nuclear imaging assesses organ function as well as structure. This functional imaging can readily detect disease at an earlier stage than anatomical imaging procedures can.
Where and how are nuclear imaging procedures used?
AVMI performs the following types of nuclear imaging studies or scans:
- Thyroid scintigraphy (thyroid scan)
- Portal scintigraphy (liver scan)
- Bone scintigraphy (bone scan)
- Renal scintigraphy (kidney scan)