Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials, or radiopharmaceuticals, to examine organ function and structure. Nuclear medicine imaging is a combination of many different disciplines, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology and medicine. This branch of radiology is often used to help diagnose and treat abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease.

Diagnostic services

Conditions diagnosed with nuclear medicine: 

  • Many types of cancer including breast, lung, colorectal 
  • Cardiac conditions or chest pain
  • Gastric emptying, hepatobiliary
  • Thyroid disorders

Nuclear medicine services

Methodist Health System offers the following nuclear medicine services:

  • Cardiac stress tests and imaging
  • Digestive scans and imaging
  • Lymphatic mapping
  • Renal scans
  • Respiratory imaging
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT)
  • Therapy treatments
  • Thyroid scans and imaging
  • Tumor/Infection imaging
  • Whole body bone imaging


Accredited in Nuclear Cardiology

Methodist Hospital Cardiac and Vascular Center Nuclear Medicine is accredited in Nuclear Cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Cardiac conditions and chest pain can be diagnosed with nuclear medicine.

Accreditation by the IAC means that Methodist Hospital Cardiac and Vascular Center Nuclear Medicine has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. 


Methodist Hospital Imaging
8303 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114

402-354-4001, ext. 11