Nuclear Medicine is a subspecialty within the field of radiology. For theses tests you are given a small amount of a radioactive medicine. When viewed with special equipment, the radioactive medicine creates a detailed image of the area being tested.
Scheduled for a test and need to ask a question:
Call the Nuclear Medicine Department at (248) 471-8391.
Preparing for your test:
Bone Scan: A bone scan is used to evaluate bone function.
Cardiolite Stress Test, also called a Myocardial Perfusion exam: This test is used to detect heart function and blood supply to the walls of the heart. It is done in conjunction with the Cardiology Department.
Gastric Emptying Scan: A Gastric Emptying Scan is used to evaluate stomach function.
Hepatobiliary Scan, also called a Hida Scan: A Hepatobiliary Scan is used to detect gallbladder function.
Thyroid Uptake Test: A Thyroid Uptake Test is used to detect function of the thyroid gland. This test is usually performed in conjunction with a thyroid scan.
Thyroid Scan: A Thyroid Scan is used to detect thyroid structure.
Renal Scan: A Renal Scan is used to detect kidney function. There are several different types of renal scans. You will be given specific instructions for the type of renal scan you need.
VQ (Lung Scan): A VQ is used to detect lung structure and function. You will be given specific instructions for the type of lung scan you need.
For an appointment:
Contact Central Scheduling at (248) 471-8100.
Botsford Imaging Center
Botsford Hospital Professional Center North
Suite 101, 28080 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(on the campus of Botsford Hospital)
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Valet parking is available.