Explanation of Test:
In nuclear medicine radioactive dye is introduced into the body, where it gets incorporated in a specific tissue, organ or process and is then detected by an external device (gamma camera, SPECT or PET scanners) to provide information on organ function and cellular activity.
Prep for Exam:
If order indicates you will need to be NPO (no food after midnight).
Doses are timed so you need to show up on time.
If cancelation is absolutely necessary please contact ASAP to prevent the hospital from having to dispose of a costly radioactive dose.
Legal Relationship between Hospital and Physicians/Providers:
Massac Memorial Hospital employs Dr. James Hawkins, Dr. Benito Bajuyo, Dr. Jonathan Walters, Dr. Adam Connell, Amanda Gaudy, APRN, FNP-BC, Ashley Hagerty, PA-C, Ashley Sledd APRN FNP-C,Jennifer Kennedy, APRN and Christy Kennedy, APRN, FNP-C. All other physicians/providers on staff at Massac Memorial Hospital, including but not limited to; emergency physicians/providers, pathologists, radiologists, anesthesia providers, other hospital-based physicians/providers, my attending physician/provider and consulting physicians/providers are independent contractors and are NOT employees or agents of Massac Memorial Hospital. All such physicians/providers are independent contractors who have been granted privileges at this facility for the care and treatment of their patients.