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Nuclear medicine includes a series of different exams that utilizes very small amounts of radioactive material within the patient to generate images of the internal organs. Patients may swallow, receive an injection or inhale a small, safe dose of radioactive material that collects in the part of the body being examined. Special detectors track the material and together with computer technology, create the views that aid Inova doctors in diagnosis of different diseases and conditions.

These imaging procedures often identify abnormalities in the early stages of a disease long before many medical problems are apparent with other diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine is sometimes used for thyroid therapies and certain cancer treatment therapies.

Before Your Procedure

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. (For MRI and nuclear medicine studies, please arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time.)

Bring the following information with you:

  • A signed prescription for an imaging study (unless your doctor’s office has either faxed an order or indicated they entered the order directly into Inova’s electronic medical records system)
  • Insurance card
  • Photo ID (e.g., license, passport)
  • Any previous exam films and reports performed at a non-Inova facility, including X-rays, mammograms, MRIs, CT scans and ultrasounds
  • Implant card, if applicable

Nuclear Medicine is available at:

Inova Partnership Sites

Fairfax Radiology Center at Prosperity

An Inova Partnership
8503 Arlington Blvd.
Suite LL-100 (US, X-ray, Nuc Med)
Suite LL-110 (CT)
Fairfax, VA 22031

Fax: 703-698-5609

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Fairfax Radiology Center of Sterling

An Inova Partnership
4 Pidgeon Hill Dr.
Sterling, VA 20165

Phone: 703-450-5800
Fax: 703-450-0495

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Fairfax Radiology Center at Heritage/Radiology Imaging Associates

An Inova Partnership
8926 Woodyard Rd.,
Suites 301, 401 and 502
Clinton, MD 20735

Phone: 301-856-3670
Fax: 301-868-0129

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Fairfax Radiology Center at Patuxent/Radiology Imaging Associates

An Inova Partnership
230 W. Dares Beach Rd.
Suites 100 and 106
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Fax: 301-855-1367

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Fairfax Radiology Center at Pembrooke/Radiology Imaging Associates

An Inova Partnership
11335 Pembrooke Square Medical Center
Suites 100, 104, 114 and 116
Waldorf, MD 20603

Fax: 301-870-5327

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