The Division of Nuclear Medicine sees over 3500 patients a year and provides both diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients of all ages. Both imaging and non-imaging studies are conducted on the most up-to-date equipment including a Time-of-Flight PET/CT scanner and state-of-the-art SPECT/CT (three-dimensional gamma imaging with CT fusion). Image fusion benefits patients greatly. Our radiologists are skilled at fusing nuclear scans including PET with radiology studies such as MRI and CT.
Many nuclear medicine studies involve significant interdepartmental collaboration. Nuclear cardiology is interpreted by both our radiologists and cardiologists. There is a successful epilepsy seizure focus localization program that requires cooperation on an ongoing basis between nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, neurology, and neurosurgery. Our successful sentinel node localization program requires ongoing cooperation and communication between nuclear medicine and surgery. These are just a few of the many examples of the integrative nature of our programs.
The Division of Nuclear Medicine is part of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Oregon Health & Science University. Our nuclear medicine faculty are certified in diagnostic radiology, nuclear radiology, and nuclear medicine. Our technologists are licensed by the state of Oregon and nationally accredited. Both the Nuclear Medicine and PET departments are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).