State-of-the Art Nuclear Camera Added to Radiology Services

Morrow County Hospital recently retired its nuclear camera and completed the installation of a new state-of-the-art camera, located in the orthopedic/cardiac wing. Nuclear medicine imaging is a method of producing images by detecting radiation from different parts of the body after a radioactive tracer is given to the patient.

The images are digitally generated on a computer and transferred to a nuclear medicine radiologist, who interprets the images to make a diagnosis. The nuclear camera is different from a CT scan as it assesses how organs function versus a CT scan that assesses how organs look. The nuclear camera can help providers better detect and diagnose various conditions.

The newer camera scans the body more quickly and can be used for bariatric patients.

“This is another way Morrow County Hospital is staying current and ensuring that the local community has access to best-in-market radiology services,” said Mike Hyek, president, Morrow County Hospital.