In conventional X-ray or CT examinations, the radiation comes out of a machine and then passes through the patient's body. Nuclear medicine exams use the opposite approach: a tiny amount of radioactive material is introduced into the patient's body, usually by injection, and is then detected by a machine called a gamma camera. This procedure is used for a wide variety of diagnostic evaluations. Nuclear Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
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