Nuclear medicine / nuclear radiology is the medical profession that utilizes radiopharmaceuticals, scintillation cameras and computers to image and quantify various physiologic processes throughout the body and to treat certain disorders such as hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
The section of nuclear medicine, division of diagnostic radiology, at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is a recognized leader in diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures. Our board certified physicians and technologists use state of the art equipment and techniques to give patients and referring physicians quality care and the best in customer service.
Approximately 10000 examinations per year are performed in the hospital and approximately 2500 patients per year undergo PET/CT scans at our outpatient center, Lehigh Valley Diagnostic Imaging. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology which is the highest accreditation body for diagnostic imaging services. We also help train medical students from USF and residents from LVHN.