In Highland Beach Nuclear Medicine Scanning, radio pharmaceuticals are orally taken or intravenously administered. The gamma cameras take and create pictures, using the radiation given off by the radio pharmaceuticals. This method differs from a diagnostic X-ray, where radiation from the outside goes through the body to create a picture. With scans such as these, a unique camera is used to capture the images of radioactivity following the administration of the radioactive tracer substance. Once the radioactive tracer is inside the body, it travels to the organ being examined. These tracers demonstrate all abnormal activity found in brain, liver, gall bladder, heart, thyroid, bone, kidney, and stomach. It allows us to see just how everything is functioning, and we can also identify tumors.
Highland Beach Nuclear Medicine Scanning is totally painless, aside from the small needle that is injected into your vein. Allergies or reactions to these injections are extremely rare, and Dr. Pevsner has never seen a serious reaction. We have seen one reaction before and this was due to the stress test the patient was undergoing, often, during a stress test a patient will have chest pain. This is actually a normal situation that allows us to see blockages int he coronary artery, and it means the test is being done correctly. The reason these types of tests are done is to identify any blockages that need to be repaired. Treatment often involves cardiac catheterization and balloon dilation, or we may also place a stent inside. If need be, cardiac coronary artery surgery can be performed.
American Board of Radiology-Diagnostic Radiology
American Board of Nuclear Medicine
Fellow of the American College of Radiology
Society of Interventional Radiology
Society of Skeletal Radiology.
Nuclear Medicine, Mt.Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach
Diagnostic Radiology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami.
Internal Medicine, United States Public Health Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, N. Chicago, IL.