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 radiotracers 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 for radioisotope scanning of the heart, brain, liver, bone, lungs, kidneys and other organs, and provides therapy for thyroid disorders, adrenergic tumors, brain tumors and polycythemia vera (a rare blood disease). Nuclear Cardiology offers a full spectrum of nuclear diagnostic and therapeutic services. We provide comprehensive imaging of the heart. The division also is actively engaged in clinical investigation regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of new radiolabeled compounds, and in cardiovascular positron emission tomography (PET). Nuclear Medicine Therapy evaluates and treats patients who have thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism, using radioactive iodine. We also treat lymphoma patients with radioimmunotherapy. Our facilities include 6 SPECT tomographs, 3 hybrid SPEC/CT tomographs and a hybrid PET/CT scanner. Imaging is closely integrated into the Picture Archiving and Communications System of the Radiology Department.