Nuclear medicine images assist the physician in diagnosing tumors, infection and other disorders. Specifically nuclear medicine can be used to:
1) Analyze kidney function.
2) Image blood flow and function of the heart.
3) Identify blockage of the gallbladder.
4) Evaluate bones for fracture, infection, arthritis or tumor.
5) Determine the presence or spread of cancer.
6) Locate the presence of infection.
7) Measure thyroid function to detect an overactive or underactive thyroid