Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is a medical imaging specialty which utilizes the use of radio pharmaceuticals to image the physical processes of disease. Nuclear Medicine gained recognition during the middle of the 1940s and became well known during the 1950s.

Nuclear Medicine allows radiopharmaceuticals to be taken internally; via intravenously or orally, radiation is then captured by gamma cameras forming the images. This is unlike x-rays where external radiation passes through the body to form the image.