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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

nuclear medicine scansAs part of a comprehensive diagnostic plan, your Advanced Imaging physician might refer you for Nuclear Medicine studies.

What is a Nuclear Medicine Scan?

A nuclear medicine (NM) scan is a diagnostic exam that provides your doctor with important information about organ function. In nuclear medicine, imaging radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive medicine or tracers) are taken orally, by intravenous injection or inhalation. Special cameras then capture and form images from the radiation emitted by the radiopharmaceuticals in the body. This process is different from diagnostic X-rays which pass external radiation through the body to form the images.

NM scans determine the presence of disease based on biological and anatomical changes; i.e. how an organ functions, and what it looks like. Nuclear Medicine scans allow us to evaluate the function of a number of organs including the thyroid gland, lungs, heart, stomach,kidneys, and gallbladder.

Further, NM scans allow us to monitor certain types of cancer, detect a number of bone and joint abnormalities such as fractures, arthritis or tumors, and evaluate certain neurological diseases, infection and blood volume.

Types of nuclear medicine scans we provide:

  • Bone Scan
  • Hepatobiliary Scan
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Parathyroid Scan
  • MIBG
  • Octreotide
  • Lung Scan
  • Renal Scans
  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Gastric Emptying Scans
  • Neurologic Scans
  • Blood Volume Analysis
  • Infection Studies
  • Cisternogram

Schedule Your Appointment By Phone

The scheduling staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please have your prescription and Insurance Information available.

Nuclear Medicine: 914.493.7552


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Please contact the Advanced Imaging Center at 914.493.2500 or e-mail AISchedulers@wmchealth.org with any inquires.

Westchester Medical Center
Nuclear Medicine

University Hospital
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

914.493.7552

Macy Suite N100

Directions via Google Maps


NUCLEAR MEDICINE AT THE WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595

From Tappan Zee Bridge

  • Get off at Exit 8 (287 East to White Plains -- New England).
  • Get off at Exit 4 (Hartsdale). At the stop sign, make a left. Make next left back onto 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge).
  • Get off at Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway). In the exit, stay toward left onto Sprain Parkway North.
  • Get off at the second exit (Hospital Road).
  • At the stop sign, make a left.
  • At the next stop sign, make a left onto Woods Road, Enter into the University Hospital.

From Connecticut/New England Thruway I-95

  • Get off at Exit 21 -- 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge).
  • Get off at Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway). In the exit, stay toward the left onto Sprain Parkway North.
  • Get off at the second exit (Hospital Road).
  • At the stop sign, make a left.
  • At the next stop sign, make a left onto Woods Road, Enter into the University Hospital.

From Northern Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Counties

  • Take the Taconic Parkway, South, to Sprain Brook Parkway.
  • Get off at the NY-100 exit in Hawthorne. At the end of the exit ramp, bear right onto Route 100 (which is also Bradhurst Avenue).
  • Make a right at the first traffic light.
  • At the stop sign, make a left onto Woods Road, Enter into the University Hospital. 

Please contact the Advanced Imaging Center at 914.493.2500 or e-mail AISchedulers@wmchealth.org with any inquires. 

Gerard, Perry
Gerard, Perry
Director of PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine
Radiology
Sonke, Pierre-Yves J.
Body Imaging
Nuclear Medicine
Radiology