Myths about Nuclear Medicine
Myth: It involves high radiation exposure.
Fact: The procedure uses low doses of radiation, which are safe and comparable to other medical imaging tests.
Myth: It’s only used for cancer diagnosis.
Fact: Nuclear medicine helps find cancer and other health problems like heart disease, neurological disorders, and thyroid issues.
Myth: It’s an invasive procedure.
Fact: Nuclear medicine imaging is a non-invasive procedure. The procedure does not require any incisions or invasive techniques. During this procedure, the healthcare provider administers a tracer through injection, ingestion, or inhalation. After administering the tracer, we perform imaging to observe its movement within the body.