St. Luke's University Health Network

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine uses a tracer to help diagnose and treat diseases

Nuclear medicine involves the use of small amounts of radioactive materials (tracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Nuclear medicine determines the cause of the medical problem based on the function of the organ, tissue or bone. Nuclear medicine tests are safe and painless. In a nuclear medicine test, the radioactive material is introduced into the body by injection, swallowing or inhalation. Different tracers are used to study different parts of the body. A special camera, called a Gamma Camera, takes pictures of the inside of your body by detecting the tracer in the organ, bone or tissue being imaged and then records this information on a computer screen or on film.

Today, nuclear medicine offers procedures that are helpful to a broad span of medical specialties from pediatrics to cardiology to psychiatry. Our newest technology combines nuclear medicine with X-ray in a technique called functional anatomic mapping. This procedure enables the radiologist to pinpoint the exact location of a tumor.

Locations for Nuclear Medicine Testing

Bethlehem

St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
B Entrance at Main Lobby/Centennial Wing
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
484-526-1000

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St. Luke's North
153 Brodhead Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017
484-526-1000

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Cardiac Nuclear Medicine

St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Center
1469 Eighth Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18018
484-526-1000

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Allentown

St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus
1736 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18104   
484-526-1000

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Cardiac Nuclear Medicine

St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Center
1648 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18104
484-526-1000

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Coaldale

St. Luke’s Hospital - Miners Campus
360 West Ruddle Street
Coaldale, PA 18218
570-645-8141

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Easton

St. Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus
1872 Riverside Circle
Easton, PA 18045
484-526-1000

Quakertown

St. Luke’s Hospital - Quakertown Campus
1021 Park Avenue
Quakertown, PA 18951
215-538-4607

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Cardiac Nuclear Medicine

St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Center
1532 Park Avenue
Suites 105 and 107
Quakertown, PA 18951
215-538-4575

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