On a Molecular Level
Pleasant Valley Hospital Radiology Services offers a full range of diagnostic imaging procedures, from ultrasound to X-ray to MRI. When it is necessary to visualize function as well as structure, nuclear medicine is used to diagnose and treat disease on a molecular level.
In nuclear medicine, an imaging agent is injected into the body to assess cell activity and biological processes. Nuclear medicine is helpful in managing the treatment of cancer, heart disease, brain disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, gastrointestinal disease and disorders, kidney and thyroid disorders, lung disorders and bone disorders. With advanced nuclear medicine technology, including a state-of-the-art dual-head camera, the radiology team at Pleasant Valley Hospital uses nuclear medicine to perform thyroid studies, liver and gallbladder procedures, cardiac stress tests and scans of the brain, bones and lungs.
Nuclear medicine is painless, safe and a valuable tool in the diagnosis and management of disease. For more information about nuclear medicine at Pleasant Valley Hospital, call 304.675.4340.