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Don’t put off the essential care you need because of COVID-19. We continue to safely schedule office appointments, surgeries and procedures so you can get the care you need now. We can even help you find a doctor.

For everyone's safety, masks are required for everyone in our facilities. This includes visitors and patients (except in special circumstances).

Nuclear Medicine

Schedule Your Procedure

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A physician order is required.

Nuclear medicine provides images of your body and how it functions to help doctors diagnose diseases. Tumors, infections and other disorders can be detected by evaluating your organ function.

Benefits of nuclear medicine to identify a range of possible health problems:

  • Analyze kidney function
  • Image blood flow and heart function
  • Scan lungs for respiratory and blood-flow problems
  • Identify gallbladder blockage
  • Evaluate bones for fracture, infection, arthritis or tumor
  • Determine the presence or spread of cancer
  • Identify bleeding in the bowel
  • Locate the presence of infection
  • Measure thyroid function to detect an overactive or under active thyroid

How Nuclear Medicine Test Work

The test produces high quality images to evaluate how your organs function. The images are developed based on the detection of energy emitted from a radioactive tracer given to you, either through the veins (intravenously) or by mouth. It’s safe, since the amount of radiation is similar to that of an x-ray. It’s an extremely effective way to view inside your body.

Preparing for Your Nuclear Medicine Test

Most studies do not require any special preparation. Please let your technologist know if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are breastfeeding. If any preparation is needed before your test, your doctor or our scheduling center will let you know.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your exam time. Remember to bring a photo ID, your insurance card, medication lists and any additional forms provided by your doctor.

After Your Nuclear Medicine Test

Our board certified radiologist reads your exam. The results are sent to your doctor within 24 hours. You can view your results online through MyChart. If you don't have MyChart, learn more and sign up online today.

Nuclear Medicine Locations

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Bryan Medical Center,
Bryan East Campus
1500 S. 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
Use Entrance A

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Bryan Pine Lake
3901 Pine Lake Campus
Lincoln, NE 68516

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Bryan Medical Center,
Bryan West Campus
2300 S. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502

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Crete Area Medical Center
2910 Betten Drive
Crete, NE 68333

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Merrick Medical Center
1715 26th St.
Central City, NE 68826


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