Catawba Valley Medical Center has three locations to serve our community.
All facilities follow the “Image Gently Guidelines” for radiation
safety in pediatric imaging to improve safe and effective imaging care
of children. Each location is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The nuclear medicine department at CVMC is located on the main floor. We
perform a multitude of exams at this location using a Siemens Symbia gamma
camera. Exams performed at this location include cardiac stress testing,
thyroid imaging, bone scans, lung scans, liver/gallbladder imaging, GI
bleeding scans, brain perfusion imaging, and therapeutic treatments for
thyroid and prostate cancer.
We have a second location at the Catawba Valley Imaging Center. At this
location, we perform many routine nuclear medicine studies such as bone
scans, HIDA scans, gastric emptying studies, and cardiac function studies.
This facility is also capable of performing specialized scans to identify
areas of bone infection, and parathyroid adenoma using a Siemens Symbia
Intevo SPECT/CT camera. This allows the nuclear images showing areas of
concern to be fused with a low radiation CT scan. This allows the radiologist
to more accurately identify the exact anatomic location of the abnormality.
Our third location is at Catawba Valley Cardiology. We perform outpatient
nuclear cardiac stress imaging at this facility using a Siemens Evo gamma
camera. The technologist will image cardiac perfusion prior to and following
treadmill or pharmacological stress testing. This exam identifies areas
of the heart that have suffered damage from a heart attack, along with
areas that may not be receiving adequate blood flow due to a blockage.
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