A Patients Guide to Nuclear Medicine Procedures

Juan C. Mas, RT(R,N,CT), CNMT

This book is designed to describe nuclear medicine procedures in very simple terms in both English and Spanish. It is a valuable tool that medical personnel can use to help educate patients—especially Spanish-speaking patients—about the steps involved with over thirty specific nuclear medicine procedures.

In its flip-chart format, the book can sit on a reception desk, in the patient waiting area or in the hot lab and provide the patient, family members or friends an opportunity to learn about a scheduled procedure. The easel-type stand-up binding and setup of the book allow a staff member to read through and explain a procedure in English to a Spanish-speaking patient while the patient, sitting on the opposite side of the table, follows along in Spanish. The book is concise, easy to read and understand, and can be customized and reused.

In its pocket-size version, the book can be carried in a lab-coat pocket and used anywhere in the facility.

This helpful flip-chart guide is all you need to prepare your patients for nuclear medicine procedures.

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What is Nuclear Medicine?

What to Expect

Bone Scan

Three-Phase Bone Scan

Brain Scan


Gallium Scan

Gastric Emptying (Liquid)

Gastric Emptying (Solid)

Gated Wall Motion or Gated Blood Pool

GI Bleed

Hepatobiliary Scan (HIDA)

H-pylori Breath Test

I-131 or I-123 MIBG

I-131 and Other Radionuclide Treatments

Liver Scan for Hemangioma

Liver and Spleen Scan

Lung Ventilations (Aerosol)

Lung Ventilation (Xenon)

Lung Perfusion

Lymphoscintigraphy (Melanoma)

Lymphoscintigraphy (Breast Cancer)

Meckel's Diverticulum (Detection of Ectopic Gastric Mucosa)

Myocardial Infarction Scan

Myocardial Perfusion Study (Instructions)

Myocardial Perfusion Scan (Resting Study)

Myocardial Perfusion Scan (Treadmill Stress)

Myocardial Perfusion Study (Pharmacologic Stress)

Myocardial Viability Study

Tumor Imaging (OstreoScan)

Parathyroid Scan


Renal Scan

Thyroid Scan (Tc99m)

Thyroid Uptake and Scan

I-131 Total Body Scan

White Blood Cell Scan


Clock, Calendar, and Return Slip