Nucmed

Why Get a Nuclear Medicine Second Opinion

Nuclear medicine imaging focuses on physiological processes within the body, such as blood flow, metabolism, and organ function. Hybrid imaging, such as PET/CT, offers improved localization and characterization of abnormalities. It aids in cancer detection, staging, and treatment monitoring. Nuclear medicine radiologists undergo specific training that enables them to accurately interpret findings and correlate them with a patient’s prior imaging and clinical history.

How It Works

Misdiagnosis in cancer can occur 28-44% of the time. 1

Most commonly misdiagnosed cancers:

Breast

COLORECTAL

LUNG

PANCREATIC

Second-opinion review of PET/CT scans by subspecialized nuclear medicine increases the accuracy of:

Cancer diagnosis
and STAGING

POST TREATMENT

EVALUATION

clinical correlation
with prior imaging


“With a PET-CT scan, we’re reading three studies - CT, PET, and PET-CT. Without proper training, one may lack the ability to correlate PET results with CT/MR findings.”

Jolepalem

Prashant Jolepalem, MD

Nuclear Medicine

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