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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