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Nuclear Medicine

Our radiologists use small amounts of radiation to create detailed images of how your body works to help diagnose medical conditions.

Nuclear Medicine:
A Safe Way to Study Your Body's Function

You may be injected with a very small and safe amounts of radioactive material to capture images of how your organs work and how they look. This small amount of radiation shows up very clearly in imaging, giving your technologist a highly detailed look at your body. These tests can identify many conditions very early so you can receive more effective treatment.

For your nuclear medicine test, you may be injected with a small amount the radioactive material, and your technologist will then perform imaging of your body. Once your test is over, the material naturally disappiates or is excreated from your body.

Nuclear medicine is particularly unique as it identifies abonormalities very early in the diesease process, allowing for immediate intervention and treatement. It is commonly used to diagnose many conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancerous tumors throughout the body
  • Heart conditions
  •  Lung conditions
  • Thyroid disease

Nuclear Stress Tests

For some, when a routine stress test is unable to determine the cause of our cardiac condition, a nuclear stress may be needed as well as to potentially guide your treatment. As nuclear stress test may be necessary if:

If you have symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath to determine if you have coronary artery disease.

In helping your doctor determine how well your treatment is working and if any modifications to your treatment plan need to be made.

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News, Advice & Stories

Dec 16, 2019

Bristol Health to move its Southington location, expand its services

SOUTHINGTON – Bristol Health Medical Group has announced that it will be moving its Southington location into the former Rite-Aid building on Main Street, expanding its services as it aims for a January 2020 opening.

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Dec 04, 2019

Please contribute to the Lights of Love campaign

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I’m not just talking about the holiday sea-son. It’s the roll out of the Bristol Health Homecare and Hospice’s Annual Lights of Love campaign.

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Nov 21, 2019

Bristol Health's WIC program distributes Thanksgiving meals to 180 families

BRISTOL - About 180 local families will have a Thanksgiving meal next Thursday thanks to generous donations made by Bristol Health’s medical staff and the hard work of the staff at the hospital’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

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Nov 17, 2019

Red carpet glamour: Bristol Hospital hosts fundraiser for ER renovation

SOUTHINGTON – Bristol Hospital rolled out the red carpet for its annual signature event Saturday night at the Aqua Turf Club.

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Nov 15, 2019

City officials, police and Bristol Health fight the opioid epidemic with the new COBRA program

BRISTOL - City officials have partnered with Bristol Health to address the opioid crisis, and substance abuse in general, in an unconventional way.

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Nov 14, 2019

Bristol firefighters find another way to save lives through fundraiser

BRISTOL - As if saving people from burning buildings wasn’t enough, local firefighters have found another way to save lives in the community.

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Nov 09, 2019

New York-based developer to buy 2 downtown buildings from Bristol Hospital, provide housing, job placement services for veterans

Bristol Hospital has agreed to sell two downtown buildings to a New York-based development company that will provide temporary housing and job placement services to veterans.

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Nov 08, 2019

Newest medical director at Bristol Hospital brings experience, veteran savvy

Bristol Hospital’s newest medical director brings with him over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and 11 years in the Army Special Forces.

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Nov 07, 2019

Bristol Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety For The Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Bristol Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Bristol Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

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Oct 15, 2019

Bristol Hospital will now work to make sure people addicted to opioids get both immediate treatment and support for long-term recovery

Looking to improve chances for survival for people addicted to opioids, Bristol Hospital has begun immediately starting them on Suboxone treatment and connecting them with recovery coaches and counselors.

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