About Pediatric Nuclear Medicine
Brampton Nuclear Services combines individualized care, specialty expertise, and the most advanced technology for children, teens, and young adults to perform the highest quality Pediatric Nuclear Medicine scans and provide the most accurate diagnoses.
In nuclear medicine imaging, very small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) are used to diagnose. The radiopharmaceuticals are detected by special types of cameras to provide very precise pictures of the area of the body being imaged. This technology allows early diagnosis and monitoring of disease and can often make invasive procedures unnecessary.
Why Brampton Nuclear Services?
- Individualized Care and Specialty Expertise: We use customized exam protocols for each patient based on age, size, symptoms, and disease process. Our staff is trained and experienced in pediatric nuclear medicine and our physicians are certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.
- Advanced Technology: We use the latest imaging equipment to perform the diagnostic or therapeutic procedure your child needs.
- Safety: Because nuclear medicine procedures involve small amounts of radiation, we are committed to ensuring that your child receives the lowest possible dose needed to obtain the high-quality images needed for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Our physicians and technologists are leaders in adjusting equipment and procedures to deliver low doses appropriate to children
- Environment: Our dedicated staff will help make your child’s experience as enjoyable as possible. Age-appropriate distraction techniques will be used to help ease anxiety.
If your child has been referred to us for a Nuclear Medicine Imaging scan, you will want to know what to expect when you come to the clinic for your appointment. See below for specific information on some of the procedures we perform: