In the fight against disease, diagnosis is critical to the best treatment and outcome. Nuclear medicine imaging techniques give the doctors and staff of the nuclear medicine department at MedStar Washington Hospital Center a unique way to look inside the human body.
These techniques combine the use of state-of-the art sensitive scanning equipment, advanced computing technology and various radioactive substances to produce high quality images. These techniques include:
Nuclear medicine imaging is useful for detecting:
At the Hospital Center, our nuclear medicine specialists are among the best in their fields and are dedicated to our patient-first philosophy. Working with doctors from other specialties at the Hospital Center, our physicians use an interdisciplinary approach for diagnosis and treatment.
We know a potential health problem can be overwhelming for our patients. Therefore, our care and instructions are as clear and directed as possible. The Center provides a full range of support services to our patients including:
Further, opportunities are available for you to participate in clinical research protocols. Members of the nuclear medicine department are recognized nationally and have written published articles in their areas of expertise.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC 20010
For appointments and information, please call 202-877-0731.