Nuclear Technology Program
Our Nuclear program was the first Nuclear program in the state of Illinois to be fully accredited by ICANL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories). Nuclear technology offers highly sensitive, noninvasive methods to find, diagnose and monitor the progression of occlusive coronary artery disease. The tests generate images of blood flow to the heart muscle and heart pumping function as well as identify any damage caused by a heart attack. DuPage Medical Group Cardiology offers a complete range of nuclear cardiology imaging diagnostics, including exercise and pharmacologic perfusion studies and MUGA (multigated analysis) scans. The tests require a small, safe dose of radioactive tracer to be injected into the blood stream cameras are used to map blood flow patterns and evaluate heart muscle function. This allows our nuclear cardiologists to identify significant obstructive blockages in the coronary circulation that may require angioplasty or bypass surgery. With tens of thousands of nuclear imaging studies already performed, our technologists and Cardiologists offer the extensive expertise that produces the best results. Because our imaging equipment constantly evolves through software and technology upgrades, we are at the forefront of the latest developments. Led by a nuclear Cardiologist with certification in nuclear cardiology, our program uses the most advanced techniques. By using the latest methods, we are able to ensure the highest quality images and that means better clinical answers for our patients and referring physicians.