The Emory Division of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging offers the latest innovations and equipment in the field, including dedicated PET (positron-emission tomography) scanners and a cyclotron. The Division is also part of the many research projects conducted by the Emory University School of Medicine faculty.
Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that uses safe, painless and cost-effective techniques both to image the body and treat disease. Nuclear medicine imaging is unique in that it documents organ function and structure, in contrast to diagnostic radiology, which is based on anatomy. It is a way to gather medical information that may otherwise be unavailable, require surgery or necessitate more expensive diagnostic tests.