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Nuclear Medicine

Family Health Care, Oncology, Orthopedics, OB Health Services: Caribou, ME

Nuclear Medicine

There are several types of nuclear medicine procedures, most of which include the introduction of a small dose of radioactive material that is followed through the body with the use of highly sophisticated cameras and computers.  Nuclear medicine procedures show the function of the system being investigated, not just the anatomy of the organ or tissue.

Cary Medical Center’s nuclear medicine services have been upgraded to include the state-of-the-art Siemen’s Exam Signature Series Nuclear Medicine Imaging System.  This technology is the most advanced available in northern Maine and has vastly improved image quality, patient comfort, and the speed by which exams can be completed.   Our dual Gamma camera uses computer technology to create dynamic images of the skeletal system, the heart, gallbladder, liver, or for cancer studies.  The ‘patient friendly’ design of the instrument virtually eliminates feelings of claustrophobia.  Other patient comforts include a built-in Sony DVD player so patients can watch videos to help pass the time during nuclear medicine procedures.