Your childs medication used is specifically adjusted to their body weight following the recommendations from the society of nuclear medicine guidelines and radiation exposure is low if you are preparing for a pediatric nuclear medicine exam take a moment to browse through these helpful links. Childrens pediatric nuclear medicine refers to imaging examinations done in babies young children and teenagers nuclear medicine imaging procedures are noninvasive and with the exception of intravenous injections are usually painless medical tests that help physicians diagnose and evaluate medical conditions. Summary nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases these imaging studies are able to identify molecular activity within the body and diagnose conditions at their earliest stage as well as monitor your childs response to treatment if necessary. Since the 1950s nuclear medicine has been a specialty for lurie childrens with the hospitals pediatric radiologists pioneering procedures that today are commonplace in pediatric nuclear settings throughout the world. Abstract the subspecialty of pediatric nuclear medicine has rapidly developed since the last discussion 1 of the indications for and value of radionuclide imaging in children new imaging techniques equipment and radiopharmaceuticals have stimulated this rapid growth
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