UW Medicine|Maps & Numbers|Find A Doctor
Career Opportunities|Ways to Give|Online Bill Pay

Medical Services
Physicians & Care Providers
Physicians & Care Providers
Patient & Visitor Information
Classes, Events, & Support Groups
About Northwest Hospital and Medica Center
Northwest Outpatient Imaging
Computed Tomography (CT)
Nuclear Medicine
Interventional Radiology
Seattle Breast Center
Additional Information


Film Library

Patient Financial Services
877-364-6440 (toll free)

Via Radiology


Nuclear Medicine

A nuclear medicine examination produces images that can help a physician diagnose a specific disease or disorder, or capture images of infections or tumors in specific organs. A patient is given a small amount of a radioactive compound that localizes in specific body organ systems. This compound gives off energy, which a special camera can detect and use to produce an image that can be viewed on a computer. Nuclear medicine exams are commonly used to evaluate blood flow and function of the heart, respiratory and blood flow to the lungs, kidney functions and the presence of cancer, among others. The radiation levels that a patient receives are generally comparable to that of a standard X-ray exam.

How to Schedule a Nuclear Medicine Appointment:
Your physician's office must call to schedule an appointment. A significant amount of information is needed prior to scheduling each exam, including the type of exam you need, the reason for the procedure, and certain details from your health history.

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Scheduling: 206-368-2778

Fax: 206-368-6160

Department Telephone:      206-368-1744

The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
Northwest Hospital Earns The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
Northwest Hospital Earns The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
eCare lets you see, manage and receive your health information online from clinic visits or hospital stays across the UW Medicine health system. Go to eCare.
Quick Links: Create a Free Patient Web Page

Recognize a Staff Member: DAISY Foundation Award - (for extraordinary nurses) | Cares Award - (for all Northwest Hospital staff)

Be Social:
Tell your friends about us on Facebook Facebook
Find us on Twitter Twitter
Connect to other on Linkedin Linkedin