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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear MedicineThe Brooklyn Hospital Center Nuclear Medicine Division has one of very few few hospital-based labs accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (CANL) in the nation.

Our facilities have a variety of sophisticated imaging equipment including one single-head and three dual-head gamma cameras. We are also equipped with a Biodex uptake probe, which is used for non-imaging studies.

In addition to two board certified Nuclear Medicine physicians, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has three nuclear cardiologists, five technologists, and a full-time physicist who serves as the radiation safety officer.

We specialize in both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using radionuclides. Typical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures include:

  • Cardiac Scans: Nuclear cardiology techniques are used to assess myocardial perfusion and viability as well as cardiac function and wall motion evaluation.
  • Bone Scans: Evaluation of malignant disease, response to therapy, osteomyelitis, fractures, and other benign diseases.
  • Lung Scans: Evaluation of pulmonary emboli, airway obstruction and other lung conditions.
  • Renal Scans: Evaluation of renal function, hydronephrosis, congenital anomaly, renal scarring and renal hypertension.
  • Hepatobiliary Scans: Evaluation for acute cholecystitis, extrahepatic biliary obstruction, and post-surgical evaluation, including bile leak.
  • Therapy: Thyroid Therapy for both hyperthyroidism and cancer, radioimmunotherapy, and bone pain palliation.

Other procedures include Gallium scans, treatment of lower GI bleeding, hemangioma scans, Gastric Emptying, liver-spleen scans, thyroid uptake & scans, parathyroid scans, testicular scans, venograms, superior vena cavograms, lymphangiograms for sentinel node detection, FDG scans, MIBG scans, octreoscan, prostascint scans and more.

Physician Referrals

Physician offices can fax requests, referrals, and authorizations to (718) 250-6760.


English, Spanish, Russian and Korean. Free interpreter services are available for many other other languages.

Contact and Location

Nuclear Medicine
Main Hospital - 2nd Floor
121 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250 - 8225