General Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine imaging system.

UC San Diego Health is a leader in advanced nuclear medicine diagnostics and treatments, offering a full range of quality imaging services not widely available elsewhere. Our specialized equipment and expertise make us a preferred referral center for many other hospitals and specialty physicians. 

Our nuclear medicine team performs approximately 34,000 exams a year for:

  • Brain imaging with DaTscan and Ceretec
  • Xofigo prostate cancer treatment
  • Y-90 liver cancer treatment
  • GFR kidney function evaluation
  • Iodine 131 thyroid cancer treatment, both inpatient and outpatient
  • Plasma volume testing
  • Nuclear breast imaging
  • Breast scan (lymphoscintigraphy) and sentinel node mapping
  • All general nuclear medicine procedures

Appointments & Referrals

Locations

La Jolla

Hillcrest

Radiologists

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