Nuclear Medicine

Marlborough Hospital provides nuclear imaging exams in a patient-centered environment. Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities. All of our nuclear scans are read by expert radiologists, who provide timely results to your physician.

Nuclear Scans Performed at Marlborough Hospital

Some of the more common nuclear scans we perform are:

  • Bone scans
  • Gallium scans (to look for inflammation or infection in the body)
  • PET scans (to see how organs and tissues are working)
  • Thyroid scans
  • MUGA scans (to assess the functions of the heart)

How Is Nuclear Imaging Used?

Nuclear imaging is used to visualize the structure and function of an organ, tissue, bone or system of the body. Your physician may refer you for a test to:

  • Analyze kidney function
  • Image blood flow and function of the heart
  • Scan lungs for respiratory and blood-flow problems
  • Identify blockage of the gallbladder
  • Evaluate bones for fracture, infection, arthritis or tumor
  • Determine the presence or spread of cancer
  • Identify bleeding into the bowel
  • Locate the presence of infection
  • Measure thyroid function to detect an overactive or underactive thyroid


To schedule an appointment, please call 508-486-5566.