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Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (BCH)

Director: Poznauskis, Linda, B.S., RT (R)

Location: Boston Children's Hospital, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 300 Longwood Avenue, Pavilion 2, Boston, MA 02115, Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 9 Hope Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453

Core Summary:

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging performs non-invasive, painless imaging tests that can reveal important information about your child's health.

Nuclear medicine uses short-lived radiopharmaceuticals and specialized cameras to create images of the human body. The images show blood flow and functional and metabolic activity within organs and lesions. This technology allows early diagnosis and monitoring of disease and can often make invasive procedures unnecessary. It also complements information obtained from X-rays, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Some applications of nuclear medicine are used for treatment of certain specific diseases.

Institutions:
  • Boston Children's Hospital
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Poznauskis, Linda, B.S., RT (R)
Phone: (617) 355-7236
Email

Member: General Inquiries
Phone: (617) 919-7226

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: Boston Children's Hospital, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 300 Longwood Avenue, Pavilion 2, Boston, MA 02115, Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 9 Hope Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453

Major Equipment:

  • Digirad portable gamma camera
  • Dual-detector gamma camera system
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scanner
  • Single-detector gamma camera system
  • SPECT dual-detector scanner
Services:
  • Nuclear medicine/molecular imaging instrument access

    Provides researchers access to imaging acquisition using SPECT and PET scanning instruments. Includes on-site technologist.


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Last updated: 2015-12-01T13:54:47.459-06:00