Carolinas HealthCare System

Nuclear Medicine

Carolinas Medical Center's (CMC) Radiology Service provides Nuclear Medicine (NM) services throughout Mecklenburg County in both hospital and outpatient settings.

Scanners are available in both hospital and outpatient settings. Nuclear Medicine has maintained its technology leadership by being the first in the region to offer Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Multi-detector SPECT, and SPECT/Computed Tomography (CT) with multi-slice capability. Carolinas Medical Center operates its own centralized distribution radiopharmacy to support Nuclear Medicine services for Carolinas HealthCare System throughout the region. There are five scanners on the CMC campus to include SPECT/CT. Carolinas Medical Center’s NM department has the capability to perform the most challenging or unique procedures. Many patients are referred to CMC for our expertise within NM. The NM department boasts a significant amount of technological experience and progressiveness with its early adoption of the technology. Carolinas Medical Center provides anesthesia supported Nuclear Medicine procedures if needed, and CMC’s Nuclear Medicine program has supported a significant number of clinical research protocols. Animal and cadaver studies can be provided with advance notice and planning through radiology management. CMC-Charlotte facilities maintain an outstanding, experienced staff of NM technologists. Charlotte Radiology maintains board-certified, fellowship trained experts in Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

Initiating a Research Protocol Requiring Nuclear Medicine

Research Coordinators (RCs) or Principal Investigators should contact Radiology Administration to obtain budgetary pricing for the service. Budget information for both CMC and Charlotte Radiology can be facilitated through the CMC Radiology Administration office. This office will also direct the RC to the appropriate technical resource within radiology to discuss the specifics of the protocol requirements. A specific radiologist, if needed, will also be notified at that time.

Staff

Michael Kelley, MD, Chair, CMC Radiology
Jeff Aho, Director, CMC Radiology
Michael Johnston, Nuclear Medicine/PET System Supervisor
Keri Murr, Special Projects Coordinator (Administration Research Support)

Nuclear Medicine Operational Hours

Nuclear Medicine provides outpatient services 7 a.m. – 5p.m., Monday-Friday. On-call technologists are available at all hospital locations.

Contact Information

Radiology Administration: 704-355-3082/ 704-355-5238 Fax
CMC MRI Direct: 704-355-4196
Radiology Information: 704-355-2270
To reach a radiologist: 704-355-2270

 

 

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