nuclear imaging


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nuclear imaging
Nuclear imaging is a way to take pictures of the inside of your body. It uses a special camera to take pictures of the way certain parts of your body look and work. This type of imaging uses a small amount of radioactive material, called a tracer, that is injected into your body. The tracer is usually a very small amount of a substance that is like sugar, and it helps a special camera take pictures of the inside of your body. For example, if a doctor wants to take a picture of your heart, they would inject the tracer into your veins and the camera would take a picture of your heart and show the doctor how it looks and works. Nuclear imaging is used to find out how certain organs, such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys, are working. It can also be used to check for certain diseases and find out if cancer is present in your body. A fun fact about nuclear imaging is that it has been used for over 50 years to help doctors diagnose and treat different diseases.