Nuclear Medicine

Locations

Carrollwood - Cardiology & HeartCare

3665 Madaca Lane
Tampa, Florida 33618

813.280.7380

Fax: 813.355.5899

West Tampa - Cardiology HeartCare

4210 West Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, Florida 33624

813.884.0923

Fax: 813.377.1006

Town N Country - Cardiology/HeartCare

6101 Webb Road Suite 106
Tampa, FL 33615

Suite 106

813.888.8887

Fax: 813.377.1701

Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus

2100 Via Bella Blvd
Land O Lakes, Florida 34639

Suite 102

813.929.3516

Fax: 813.355.5046

North Tampa - Cardiology & Nephrology

14320 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33613

813.971.4544

Fax: 813.355.5020

Wesley Chapel - Wiregrass Multi Specialty Campus

2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Suite 203

813.528.4900

Fax: 813.355.5064

Brandon - Multi Specialty Campus

2020 Town Center Blvd.
Brandon, Florida 33511

Suite C

813.633.1980

Fax: 813.355.5104

Zephyrhills - Multi Specialty Campus

38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542

813.788.5575

Fax: 813.355.5047

A Targeted Approach to Finding Answers

The Nuclear Medicine Department of Florida Medical Clinic provides a wide scope of procedures helpful in detecting, evaluating, and diagnosing a variety of diseases and obstructions of the organs. Our department has been approved by the IAC Nuclear/PET which recognizes high quality nuclear cardiology and nuclear medicine laboratories.

These tests involve injections of radioisotopes into the veins, which are then localized in different areas of the body. Each test provides an intensely precise picture of the area resulting in a significantly greater opportunity for your physician to accurately diagnose your symptoms. Tests are safe, simple, painless, and there are virtually no side effects.

Carrollwood location offers:  Upright and open architecture patient chair that can increase patient comfort and reduce the incidence of claustrophobia.

Some of the Nuclear Medicine Tests available at Florida Medical Clinic include:

Cardiac Nuclear Stress Exam
A two to three hour exam, which shows detailed pictures of the heart under stress and at rest. The test allows your physician to locate blocked or narrowed arteries to the heart.

Gated Blood Pool Study (MUGA)
Evaluates the wall motion and strength of your heart. Examination time is one hour.

Bone Scan
Detects and evaluates trauma, arthritis, and cancer of the bones. Requires a 15-minute injection, then two hours later, a 30 minute image acquisition.

Liver/Spleen Study
Provides an accurate assessment of liver disease and detection of liver/spleen lesions. The examination time is approximately 45 minutes.

Hepatobiliary Study (HIDA)
Evaluates the canals of the gallbladder and detects blockage. Examination time is approximately one to four hours.

RBC Liver Scan
Locates liver masses. Images are taken immediately, then 1-1/2 hours later, patient returns for 45 minutes of images.

Gastric Emptying Study
Several conditions can result in delayed gastric emptying which can lead to various gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, heartburn and even abdominal pain. This study evaluates stomach function by measuring how well it empties, and takes approximately 1 1/2 hours.

The Carrollwood and West Tampa location offer:
Upright and open architecture patient chair that can increase patient comfort and reduce the incidence of claustrophobia.

Accredited-NC-lab