Screening, Nuclear Medicine Exam

When is the examination useful?

Why undergo a nuclear-medicine examination? 

Nuclear-medicine tests are usually performed to assess the function of organs and tissues. Physiological disorders can often be the first sign of a disease.
 
Nuclear-medicine examinations do not compete with other imaging tests, but represent rather a useful aide in the diagnostic process. They enable certain diseases to be detected earlier and with more certainty. Many diseases can be detected with nuclear-medicine investigations before evidence of a health disorder can be discovered by other methods of investigation. Examples include disease of the coronary arteries and thus the threat of heart attack, or the cause of aching bones.

Applications of nuclear medicine 

The most common nuclear-medicine investigations involve the thyroid gland (scintigraphy of the thyroid), the skeleton (bone scan), circulation and ventilation of the lungs (ventilation/perfusion lung scan), kidney function (renal scintigraphy) and the heart muscle (myocardial scintigraphy).

Other applications include illustration of the lymphatic drainage area (e.g. breast cancer and skin cancer), exploration of abnormal changes in the parathyroid glands, early diagnosis of certain brain disorders (e.g. Parkinson's disease), of the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract (e.g. passage disorders),as well as the exploration of rare, so-called neuroendocrine tumours and tumours of the adrenal glands. Evaluations based on other methods of investigation are sometimes impossible with these organs and diseases.

The examination is offered here 

Nuclear-medicine diagnostics is offered at the following locations of radiologicum munich: