Nuclear medicine is a specialized field within radiology that utilizes small amounts of radioactive substances during imaging procedures that enable our doctors to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Results from these exams can help detect abnormalities and diseases at their earliest stages, allowing for the best clinical outcomes for our patients.
The field of nuclear medicine provides many important studies for identifying, evaluating and treating a full spectrum of diseases within the entire body, including most types of cancers,neurological disorders, thyroid diseases and gastrointestinal conditions.
We provide studies to evaluate kidney function, kidney obstruction, portal hypertension, gastrointestinal bleed localization, lung scans for pulmonary embolism and tumor diagnosis and staging, and seizure focus localization in the brain using PET/CT scans.
New additions to our services include DaTscan (Ioflupane) to evaluate Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, and amyloid brain scans for suspected Alzheimer’s disease. We offer Ra-223 therapy to alleviate bone pain and were the first center in Connecticut to provide this treatment.