To better serve our patients and community, Prosser Memorial Health has added nuclear medicine to its growing list of services. Nuclear medicine procedures are used in diagnosing and treating certain illnesses. Examples of diseases treated with nuclear medicine procedures are hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, lymphomas, and bone pain from some types of cancer. These procedures use radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals. Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT), Amber Guthrie, (N) (ARRT), has joined the PMH team and will provide services for nuclear medicine.
Cardiac Nuclear Medicine will be one of the many imaging exams we offer. Cardiac exams include the Nuclear Stress Test (MPI), Thallium Viability, and multiple-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan. This is an outpatient imaging test that looks at how well the bottom chambers of your heart (ventricles) are pumping blood out into your body.
Nuclear Medicine allows us to stress-test patients who cannot be on treadmills, looking at their heart, that is a powerful tool and will be very useful in our community. It also allows us to look at blood flow through the heart. There is no other stress-test modality that does it. I am very excited to be a part of this."
The Nuclear Medicine Department at Prosser Memorial Health will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30am – 3:30pm. To learn more about nuclear medicine services at Prosser Memorial Health, call our Radiology Department at 509.786.6650. To learn more about cardiology services, or schedule an appointment with Prosser Heart Center, call 509.786.5599.
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