Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine involves the use of small amounts of radioactive materials (or tracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Nuclear medicine determines the cause of the medical problem based on the function of the organ, tissue or bone. This is how nuclear medicine differs from an x-ray, ultrasound or any other diagnostic test that determines the presence of disease based on structural appearance. In a nuclear medicine test, the radioactive material is introduced into the body by injection, swallowing, or inhalation. A special camera is used to take pictures of your body. The camera does this by detecting the tracer in the organ, bone or tissue being imaged and then records this information on a computer screen or on film.

Our Team

Nuclear medicine uses advanced technologies that require specialized expertise. The team includes:
  • Board-certified radiologists (MDs) 
  • Licensed nuclear medicine technologists

Location and Hours

50 Union Street Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 664-5471 Hours: 7am- 5pm Monday-Friday RSS