Alegent Health Northwest Imaging

Northwest Imaging is a joint venture between Radiology Consultants and Alegent Health.

Molecular Medicine/Imaging (PET/CT)

This type of exam utilizes a small amount of radioactive material to detect, diagnose, and treat disease. Nuclear Medicine often provides information about how an organ or lesion functions, not simply what it looks like. This is useful for the detection of disease. It is also useful in monitoring the response of cancer to therapy, gauging progress. Nuclear Medicine is commonly used to diagnose and treat thyroid cancer. The status of the heart can be measured with Nuclear Stress tests and MUGA scans. Gallbladder function can be measured. Finally, PET/CT combines Nuclear Medicine which picks up the earliest signs of actively growing cancer cells with the great anatomy resolution of the CT scan in order to detect and monitor cancer better than ever.