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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radioisotopes to diagnose disease and other abnormalities within the body. Most procedures are noninvasive; radioisotopes are injected in a vein or swallowed. The result is an image showing details of the structure and function of specific organs.

Nuclear Medicine is used for:

  • Thyroid imaging and treating thyroid cancer
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Kidney imaging
  • Sentinel lymph node scan for breast cancer
  • Lung function for pulmonary diseases
  • Cardiovascular disease

Contact Us

Before you call to schedule an appointment, your doctor’s office should fax your order for diagnostic tests to 815.748.8935. Appointments are available weekdays, evenings and Saturdays. For information or to schedule an appointment, including mammography, call:

Kishwaukee Hospital -
815.748.2975
Valley West Hospital -
815.786.3794

To request copies of your images and reports, please call the individual hospital Medical Records Department

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