Kailua Nuclear Medicine

Viewing the body’s functions

Adventist Health Castle’s Philips dual-head gamma camera allows us to perform a full range of nuclear medicine studies. A small amount of radioactive material is administered to the patient, usually through an IV, and works like a dye. The camera detects this dye and forms detailed images. These images can be used to detect disease in many parts of your body, like your heart, bones, biliary tract, thyroid and lungs.

Our nuclear medicine technologists are board certified with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, which is the premier certification board for this specialty. We value having technologists who have the best training and experience.

Nuclear medicine serves we offer

One of our most common exams is the stress/rest myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) scan. This is a type of stress test that uses PET or SPECT imaging of your heart before and after exercise to determine the effect of physical stress on blood flow through your coronary arteries and heart muscle. The 3D images produced by this study are called perfusion images because they show which areas of the heart muscle are perfused, or supplied, with blood.

Other common nuclear medicine procedures provided at Adventist Health Castle include:

How will I get my results?

Your results will be forwarded to your ordering physician within 24 hours of your exam. (Note: Physician office times and volumes vary. Please contact your referring physician to learn when you can expect your results from their office.)

You can also access all results through MyAdventistHealth. (To find out more about MyAdventistHealth and how to sign up for it, please click here.)

Location and Hours

Imaging Services
Adventist Health Castle
640 ‘Ulukahiki Street
Kailua, HI 96734

Phone: (808) 263-5166
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

You can schedule an appointment by calling (808) 263-5166 and then pressing 1.