Nuclear Medicine

Newport Diagnostic Center’s commitment to the latest medical imaging technology includes a comprehensive nuclear medicine program. In nuclear medicine, small amounts of traceable radioactive material are used to diagnose many conditions, as well as to determine their severity. Emissions from the material are reviewed via images that provide precise, detailed information to help determine the next steps in treatment.

Newport Diagnostic Center is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology in Nuclear Medicine. Thanks to the precision of our advanced technology, our nuclear medicine modalities have the potential to identify conditions in the early stages, before they become present on CT or MRI, when therapeutic intervention may be of the most benefit.

With the exception of a possible intravenous injection, our nuclear medicine procedures are non-invasive. At Newport Diagnostic Center, patient safety is of the utmost importance. Our equipment is routinely checked and calibrated to maintain the highest levels of safety for our patients.

Our nuclear medicine modalities include:

GE Discovery 610 PET/CT

  • Oncologic PET, FDG
  • Neurologic PET, FDG, Amyloid
  • Myocardial Viability PET
  • Bone Scan (Na-F18)

GE SPECT/CT

  • DaTscan
  • Whole Body Tumor Imaging
  • Thyroid, Parathyroid
  • Hepatobillary, Gastric Emptying
  • Renal Function
  • Myocardial Perfusion
  • Lymphoscintigraphy

Therapy

  • Zevalin (Yttrium-90) Therapy
  • I-131 Therapy
  • Xofigo (Radium 223) Therapy

Bone Density

To schedule a nuclear medicine appointment, call Newport Diagnostic Center today at  949.467.3100.