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Nuclear medicine is the subspecialty of radiology that images bodily function rather than anatomy. This is done through the use of tiny amounts of radioactive materials, also known as tracers, each of which are designed to be attracted to specific organs or types of body tissue. The images are created by special cameras that can map the distribution of the tracer in the body part being studied. Aside from diagnosis, nuclear medicine also includes several treatment procedures.

Nuclear medicine exams are among the safest tests available in diagnostic imaging. The amount of radiation in a nuclear medicine test is comparable to that received during a diagnostic x-ray exam. Only extremely small amounts of tracers are used which lose most of their radioactivity in hours or days and are quickly eliminated from the body.

Available Equipment

  • Digital architecture.

  • Dual-head equipment, perfect for cardiac scintillation scanning.

  • Stress-test ECG available for stress-cardiac scanning.

Available Techniques Include


Please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.


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