Nuclear Medicine                            

The Nuclear Medicine Department is a full-service, fully-accredited department, which performs both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Bethesda Hospital East has four nuclear medicine gamma cameras to meet the needs of both Radiology and Cardiology. 

Nuclear Medicine utilizes radioactive material. For routine diagnostic procedures, the patient receives an injection of the radioactive material (isotope).  Upon injection, this radioactive material emits a pattern that represents the size, shape, and function of a specific organ. The amount of radiation emitted from the isotope is minimal. 

Common Diagnostic Services Provided: 

  • Bone Scans
  • Cardiac Stress Tests   
  • Gallbladder scans   
  • Gastric emptying scan
  • Lymphoscintigraphy 
  • Muga Scan 
  • Parathyroid Scan 
  • Renal/kidney scan 
  • Thyroid uptake and scan
  • White blood cell scan 

For therapeutic procedures, isotopes have a considerable amount of radioactivity for the purpose of radiating a particular site. These studies are done for specific diagnoses, such as cancer or hyperthyroidism.  


Therapeutic Services Provided:

  • I-131 for hyperthyroidism  

Nuclear Medicine Stress Testing

For more information, please visit the Bethesda Heart Hospital website.


Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at 561-374-5700.

For more information, call the Imaging Department at 561-737-7733, ext. 84577.