Nuclear Technology Program

Our Nuclear pro­gram was the first Nuclear pro­gram in the state of Illi­nois to be ful­ly accred­it­ed by ICANL (Inter­so­ci­etal Com­mis­sion for the Accred­i­ta­tion of Nuclear Med­i­cine Lab­o­ra­to­ries). Nuclear tech­nol­o­gy offers high­ly sen­si­tive, non­in­va­sive meth­ods to find, diag­nose and mon­i­tor the pro­gres­sion of occlu­sive coro­nary artery dis­ease. The tests gen­er­ate images of blood flow to the heart mus­cle and heart pump­ing func­tion as well as iden­ti­fy any dam­age caused by a heart attack. DuPage Med­ical Group Car­di­ol­o­gy offers a com­plete range of nuclear car­di­ol­o­gy imag­ing diag­nos­tics, includ­ing exer­cise and phar­ma­co­log­ic per­fu­sion stud­ies and MUGA (multi­gat­ed analy­sis) scans. The tests require a small, safe dose of radioac­tive trac­er to be inject­ed into the blood stream cam­eras are used to map blood flow pat­terns and eval­u­ate heart mus­cle func­tion. This allows our nuclear car­di­ol­o­gists to iden­ti­fy sig­nif­i­cant obstruc­tive block­ages in the coro­nary cir­cu­la­tion that may require angio­plas­ty or bypass surgery. With tens of thou­sands of nuclear imag­ing stud­ies already per­formed, our tech­nol­o­gists and Car­di­ol­o­gists offer the exten­sive exper­tise that pro­duces the best results. Because our imag­ing equip­ment con­stant­ly evolves through soft­ware and tech­nol­o­gy upgrades, we are at the fore­front of the lat­est devel­op­ments. Led by a nuclear Car­di­ol­o­gist with cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in nuclear car­di­ol­o­gy, our pro­gram uses the most advanced tech­niques. By using the lat­est meth­ods, we are able to ensure the high­est qual­i­ty images and that means bet­ter clin­i­cal answers for our patients and refer­ring physicians.