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    General nuclear medicine pertains to most parts of the body, excluding the heart. Some of the exams commonly performed include bone scans, thyroid scans, liver scans, kidney scans and lung scans.

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    We also perform therapeutic general nuclear medicine, which includes thyroid therapies for hyperthyroidism and Samarium therapies for bone pain palliation. General nuclear medicine studies can be used to diagnose or exclude diseases in every major organ system, often at earlier stages than other available medical imaging modalities.

    The nuclear medicine division of radiology is a section that uses small, safe amounts of radioactive material to take pictures inside the body. All studies are interpreted by board-certified radiologists with specialty expertise in this field.

    To schedule an exam please call 401-793-4480. For more information about general nuclear medicine at The Miriam Hospital, call 401-793-4118 or e-mail cmonteiro1@lifespan.org.