Nuclear Medicine

Types of Exams

Nuclear Medicine offers a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for many medical conditions and diseases.  Some of the more common exams performed at Lifespan include the following:

Nuclear Cardiology

  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Myocardial Viability Scans
  • Amyloid Imaging

Endocrine System

  • Parathyroid Imaging
  • Neuroendocrine Imaging
  • MIBG imaging for pheochromocytoma and neuroblastoma
  • Thyroid Imaging for thyroid cancer or benign thyroid disease


  • Whole body, 3phase and SPECT skeletal imaging


  • Bone Marrow
  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Sentinel node mapping
  • White Blood Cell Imaging


  • Lung Perfusion and Ventilation


  • Hepatobiliary Imaging
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Meckels Scan
  • Gastric Motility
  • Hemangioma scan
  • Liver/Spleen Scan

Genitourinary System

  • Renal Imaging (with or without pharmaceutical intervention)


  • Brain Perfusion
  • DaTscan
  • Shunt Patency
  • Cisternograms


  • F18 FDG Imaging, F18 Sodium chloride and F18 amyloid imaging for oncology
  • F18 for cardiology
  • F18 amyloid imaging for neurology

Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine

  • I-131 Therapy for thyroid cancer or benign thyroid disease
  • Y-90 Sir Spheres and Theraspheres
  • Ra223 Xofigo
  • Sm-153