Centegra Health System’s Associates and physicians use Nuclear Medicine to study the body and the functions of its organs. During a Nuclear Medicine procedure, a small and safe amount of a radioactive isotope is sent to different areas of the body.
When you hear the term “radioactive,” you may be uncertain about your procedure.
But in the Nuclear Medicine imaging department, our Associates put patients at ease by talking about each step of the test. We keep you comfortable and informed so you don’t have to worry about surprises.
What to Expect
To schedule an appointment at any facility, call (815) 334.5566.
Centegra’s Associates have received national recognition for patient satisfaction. Our Nuclear Medicine professionals will answer your questions throughout each step of your procedure.
- You may stay in your street clothes during the procedure, but your pockets should be empty.
- During the test you lie on a table so a scanner can take 3D images of your body.
- The radioactive tracer is injected through an IV. There are no known side effects of these injections.
- The scan takes about an hour.
What Nuclear Medicine Detects
- Cardiovascular disease
- Gall bladder disease
- Thyroid problems
- Kidney disease
- Blood flow problems in the lungs
- Bleeding in the bowel
- Certain infections
- Abnormalities in the brain
Centegra Health System offers Nuclear Medicine at several locations throughout McHenry County.
- Centegra Hospitals located in McHenry and Woodstock
- Outpatient testing located at Centegra Crystal Lake Imaging Center