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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine plays a critical role in cancer diagnosis and treatment by capturing images that deliver vital information about the function of cells and major organ systems. This involves the use of radioactive materials, called radiopharmaceuticals, to create images of organs and study their functions. 

The images allow clinicians to study the structure and measure the function of organs and to identify tumors, areas of infection or other disorders. The radiation dose is small, and there is little or no discomfort during the procedure.
One of our newest pieces of technology, the Phillip’s BrightView XCT SPECT/CT camera, can provide information to oncologists that is not available using other imaging technologies. 

Our Nuclear Medicine department is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) (formerly ICANL), in recognition of the commitment to high quality patient care provided by our staff. This accreditation is comprehensive and includes general Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

Please call (805) 563-5870 to schedule an appointment. 

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