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The Pediatric Radiology Department at Boston Children’s Hospital
combines individualized care, specialty expertise, and the most advanced
technology for children, teens, and young adults to perform the highest quality Pediatric Nuclear Medicine scans and provide the most accurate diagnoses.
In nuclear medicine imaging, very small amounts of
radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) are used to diagnose and treat
disease. The radiopharmaceuticals are detected by special types of cameras to
provide very precise pictures of the area of the body being imaged. This
technology allows early diagnosis and monitoring of disease and can often make
invasive procedures unnecessary. It also complements information obtained from
X-rays, computed tomography (CT Scans), pediatric ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI). Some applications of nuclear medicine are used for treatment of certain types
of cancer and other diseases.
If your child has been referred to us for a Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging scan, you will want to know what to expect when you come to the hospital for your appointment. Use the links below for specific information on some of the procedures we perform:
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