Great Lakes Medical Imaging’s radiology group has a long-standing reputation for excellence in diagnostic imaging in Western New York. We offer patients Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) imaging at our Park Club Lane location. This technology helps physicians to determine the cause of a medical problem based on organ and tissue functioning as well as its anatomy. Nuclear medicine is patient-friendly—it is painless and easy—and identifies abnormalities during early stages of development without surgery.
Nuclear medicine acquires comprehensive imaging of your body with the help of a pharmaceutical medicine that is injected into your body through an IV or taken orally. The material is absorbed into your cells, with more of the material accumulating in specific areas where there are higher traces of chemical activity. Areas with higher traces of accumulated material are then captured by a specially developed camera, as these areas generally correspond to areas of disease or “hot spots.” Radiopharmaceutical activity also indicates the level of functioning for specific organs and tissues.
To schedule a nuclear medicine exam, please contact us.