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Nuclear Medicine

In conventional X-ray or CT examinations, the radiation comes out of a machine and then passes through the patient's body. Nuclear medicine exams use the opposite approach. A tiny amount of radioactive material is introduced into the patient's body, usually by injection, and is then detected by a machine called a gamma camera. This procedure is used for a wide variety of diagnostic evaluations, including, but not limited to; Cardiac, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Musculoskeletal imaging.

The department is accredited with the American College of Radiology. Our technical staff are all registered with specific credentials for nuclear medicine imaging.

Appointments are available mornings and afternoons, Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-781-453-3044

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492
781-453-3000