What is Nuclear Medicine: Brain Imaging
Nuclear Medicine Brain Imaging uses radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. It aims to investigate abnormalities in the brain in patients with certain symptoms or disorders.
Who should get a Brain Image?
Doctors ordered Nuclear Medicine Brain Imaging to those patients who have these following indications:
- Memory Loss
- Suspected abnormalities in blood flow.
- Early onset of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
- Abnormalities in a chemical in the brain involved in controlling movement in patients with suspected Parkinson’s disease or related movement disorders.
- Suspected brain tumor recurrence, surgical or radiation planning or localization for biopsy.
Is there radiation involved?
Yes. Nuclear Medicine is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.