Nuclear Medicine


Nuclear Medicine is the art and science of diagnosing and/or treating disease with radioactive material. Most of our work in this field involves tests for various symptoms or diseases, such as Bone scans for pain or tumors and Heart scans for chest pain and coronary artery disease. Our main site is in the Acute Care Facility of the Anne Arundel Medical Center, where there are three gamma cameras, uptake probes, Geiger counters, well counters, dose calibrators, and other equipment to perform these tests and treatments. Outpatient testing is also performed at the Sajak Pavilion. PET scanning has become the sate-of-the-art imaging test for cancer and is available in the Oncology Center and at the Sajak Pavilion.



Many different scans and tests are available using radionuclides as tracers.

  • Biliary Scan
  • Bone Scan
  • Bone Scan with SPECT
  • Cardiac Gated Scan
  • Cardiolite Cardiac Scan
  • Cerebral Perfusion Scan
  • Cisternogram
  • CSF Leak Study
  • Esophageal Transit
  • G.I. Bleeding Scan
  • Gastric Emptying
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Hemangioma
  • Hepatobiliary Scan
  • Hepatobiliary with CCK
  • Hyperthyroid Therapy

  • Labeled Red Cell Study
  • Labeled White Cell Study
  • Liver/Spleen Scan
  • Lung Perfusion
  • Lung Quantification
  • Lung V/Q
  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Meckles Scan
  • MIBG Scan
  • MUGA
  • Myocardial Perfusion Stress
  • Myocardial Viability Scan
  • Octreoscan
  • Parathyroid Scan
  • PET Scan
  • PET/CT

  • Renal Scan and Flow Study
  • Renal Scan with Lasix
  • Sentinel Node Localization
  • SPECT Scan
  • Strontium-89 Therapy
  • Thallium Cardiac
  • Three Phase Bone Scan
  • Thyroid Cancer Therapy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Uptake
  • Voiding Cystogram for Reflux
  • White Blood Cell Scan
  • Whole Body Scan with Iodine-131
  • Xofigo Therapy