Nuclear Medicine

 

Hours and Appointments

Good Samaritan Hospital, first floor
255 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901

Open Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Emergency procedures are available around the clock)

For appointments and insurance inquiries: 1-866-596-8456

Department telephone: 845-368-5192

The Nuclear Medicine Department offers both inpatients and outpatients the latest diagnostic imaging, function studies and therapeutic procedures, including:

  • Planar
  • Dynamic
  • Whole body
  • SPECT imaging
  • Nuclear cardiology studies

Our Nuclear Medicine Services are accredited by the American College of Radiology. All of our nuclear medicine technologists are certified in nuclear medicine technology, and all of our radiologists are board certified. Here, you’ll truly find experts in this area of medicine.

What about radiation exposure?

For therapeutic procedures that use isotopes, our radiologists work closely with your physician to determine the appropriate dosage for you. We’ll inform and advise you on radiation safety before we administer the dose and then follow up with your physician after therapy.

FAQs for Nuclear Medicine

What do I bring? You’ll need your insurance information, the prescription for the procedure from your doctor (an electronic order from your doctor is acceptable, too), and a referral if your insurance requires it.

How do I prepare? For some procedures, a nurse needs to interview you first. We’ll let you know if you need to do this when you schedule an appointment with us. We’ll also give you detailed instructions for eating and whether to take your medication before the test.

What if I’m pregnant? This procedure is NOT recommended unless medically necessary upon referring physician and radiologist approval.