Nuclear Medicine

Weiss Memorial Hospital’s Nuclear Medicine program is accredited by the American College of Radiation (ACR).

ACR accreditation is the gold standard in imaging accreditation. Achieving ACR accreditation means we are committed to providing safe and effective care.

Nuclear medicine specialists provide diagnostic exams relative to the endocrine, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and skeletal systems. Inflammatory process and tumor imaging can be achieved by whole body gallium and white cell labeling studies.

Our procedure rooms are equipped with three nuclear medicine cameras and a radioactive dose preparation lab. Procedures include, but are not limited to: bone scan, V-Q (lung) scan, myocardial perfusion, thyroid study and radioactive iodine treatments. A recent procedure added to the nuclear medicine department’s diagnostic capabilities is lymphscintigraphy.

The department’s hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A nuclear technologist is on call at all times for emergency procedures. After hours, call the main hospital phone number: (773) 878-8700. All nuclear medicine procedures must be scheduled using the outpatient procedure scheduling phone number: (773) 564-7777.

Patients must register on the first floor with the admitting office personnel and must have a signed doctor’s order.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Location:
Weiss Memorial Hospital
Seventh Floor, A Elevator
Phone:
(773) 564-4983  (Department)
(773) 564-7777  (Outpatient Scheduling)
Fax:
(773) 564-5984