A Nuclear Medicine exam is sometimes called an “inside-out” x-ray, because it records the radiation coming out of your body instead of radiation that is passed through your body as in regular x-ray pictures.
A small amount of radioactive material is given through an injection, swallowing, or breathing in. As this material travels through your body, it sends out radioactive emissions. A special camera can see those emissions as they come from an organ, bone, or tissue, and pictures are taken and placed on film for the radiologist or cardiologist to read.
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