The University of Mississippi Medical Center's nuclear medicine department performs radionuclide diagnostic imaging studies and therapies for adult and pediatric patients.
Gamma imaging and PET/CT scans are among diagnostic tools to evaluate various central nervous system, cardiac, endocrine, pulmonary, GI and GU disorders. Radionuclide therapies are administered for thyroid disorders, lymphoma and metastatic bone pain.
The UMMC radiology department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards.