Nuclear Medicine (PET)

Nuclear Medicine involves the medical uses of radiopharmaceuticals. At the Nuclear Medicine Clinic, part of the University of Michigan’s Radiology Department, our patients benefit from cutting-edge procedures that include the latest instruments, computers and radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis and treatment of diseases by a dedicated and experienced faculty of physicians and scientists. While our clinical program is broadly based, we have major emphases on:      

  • Cancer
  • Disorders of the central nervous system
  • Heart disease

Nuclear Medicine offers a full spectrum of nuclear diagnostic and therapeutic services. Our Imaging Clinic is comprehensively equipped with both PET/CT and SPECT/CT for radioisotope scanning of tumors, the heart, brain, liver, bone, lungs, kidneys and other organs. Our Theranostics Clinic provides evaluation and therapeutic services for thyroid disorders, prostate cancer, adrenergic tumors such as neuroendocrine (NET), and brain tumors. Nuclear Cardiology offers a full spectrum of nuclear diagnostic services. We provide comprehensive imaging of the heart with both PET and SPECT/CT available. The division also is actively engaged in clinical investigations regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of new radiolabeled compounds, and in cardiovascular PET.  Our facilities include 3 clinical PET/CT scanners, 1 dedicated research PET/CT, 8 SPEC/CT tomographs, 4 SPECT tomographs, 2 portable gamma cameras and a suite of radiotherapy bays at the University Hospital. Additional services are also avaialble at the Brighton Center for Specialty Care.