Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
All of our nuclear medicine physicians completed dedicated subspecialty training at one of the nation’s top Nuclear Medicine training programs. Our PET-CT scanners offer state-of-the-art PET imaging with FDG for a wide variety of cancers, and additionally for brain imaging (primarily for the diagnosis of dementia). These scanners are also used to perform newer types of PET scans, such as Ga-68-DOTATATE (NetSpot PET) imaging of neuroendocrine tumors and F-18-Axumin PET imaging for prostate cancer. We work closely with Methodist oncologists both in person and in weekly hospital-wide tumor boards. Our new gamma cameras and SPECT-CT scanners are used for all standard nuclear medicine studies. In addition, we perform a large number of radioisotope therapies for thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism, as well as some treatments for prostate cancer.