Nuclear Medicine (NM)

Where to Find Us

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center is located in the main hospital on the first floor. 

Overview of Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine: How it is used

Nuclear Medicine uses radioactive materials to diagnose the presence of disease in the body. Hackensack Nuclear Medicine’s advanced imaging capabilities can identify changes in organs and body function. Some common Nuclear Medicine exams include Bone Scans, MUGA Scans, Thyroid Scans, Thyroid Function, Nuclear Stress Tests, Renal Scans, Parathyroid Scan and Thyroid Therapies.

Before your procedure

Please bring in your doctor’s prescription, list of current medications, any old films, CD’s and reports related to your exam and insurance information.

During your procedure

Procedures vary by exam but further instructions will be given to you when you make your appointment by calling 551-996-5538. The Nuclear Cameras are similar to a CT scanner, but they are wide open around the sides. Most patients can tolerate the scans without any problem.

After your procedure

There are no restrictions after your nuclear medicine imaging exam. 

About our staff and equipment 

HUMC equipment is maintained in excellent condition. All of our equipment meets federal government standards.

Radiologists who are certified by the American Board of Radiology operate our radiology center. Our technologists are licensed by the State of New Jersey and are certified by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. With top-tier certifications and licenses given to its staff, our Radiology Department is able to provide quality services to patients in Northern New Jersey and beyond.

HUMC: A Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has recognized Hackensack University Medical Center as the first-ever Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence Award recipient. This elite distinction recognizes HUMC’s excellence in diagnostic imaging. The award was presented to Harry Agress Jr., M.D., FACR, Chairman Emeritus, Department of Radiology and director of the PET/CT Center and Division of Nuclear Medicine, during ACR’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. As one of only two centers nationwide to receive this designation, Hackensack UMC stands as one of the most reputable medical centers in New Jersey and the greater northeastern region. 

Survey and Contact Information 

You may receive a survey by mail. We are asking for feedback on how we can improve our services and care. Please take a few minutes to reply. We would appreciate your input in order to provide the highest quality of care.  

If you have any questions, please call our Radiology Department at 551-996-2245

 


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