Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center has one of the country's most respected nuclear medicine and molecular imaging programs offering the full range of nuclear and molecular imaging studies. For further information, links are listed below to detailed descriptions of the most common nuclear medicine procedures performed at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center.
For certain nuclear medicine/molecular imaging studies, you can print and fill out pre-registration forms to speed up the registration process: Pre-Registration Forms.
Please follow this link to see a video about our nuclear medicine exams. Some of the video is only for patients staying in the hospital. But much of it will be helpful to those who just come to our imaging center for this exam.
For preparation instructions, please click on the following studies:
- Amyvid PET scan (for Alzheimer's disease)
- Biliary scan (HIDA)
- Bone density scan
- Bone scan
- Brain SPECT scan
- Ceretec brain SPECT
- DaTscan (for Parkinsonian syndromes)
- FDG-PET scan
- Gallium scan
- Gastric emptying scan
- Hepatobiliary (gallbladder) scan
- I-123 MIBG scan
- Neuroendocrine Tumor (PRRT)
- Nuclear lung scan
- Nuclear renal scan
- PET brain
- PET/MRI (Patient Preps)
- PET/MRI (For Physicians)
- Renal scan (with or without Captopril)
- Rubidium PET (myocardial perfusion PET)
- Sestamibi SPECT (parathyroid)
- Theranostics for Neuroendocrine Tumors (PRRT)
- Thyroid uptake and scan
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 310-423-8000.
The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center provides a full range of advanced imaging, both radiology and cardiology, as well as interventional radiology and interventional tumor (oncology) treatments to the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Mid-Cities, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Toluca Lake and West Hollywood.