Hours and appointments
Samaritan Regional Medical Center, first floor
255 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901
Open Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Emergency procedures are available around the clock)
For appointments and insurance inquiries: 1-866-596-8456
Department telephone: 845-368-5192
The Nuclear Medicine Department offers both inpatients and outpatients the latest diagnostic imaging, function studies and therapeutic procedures, including:
- Whole body
- SPECT imaging
- Nuclear cardiology studies
We are a member of the American College of Radiology and perform over 3,500 procedures a year. All of our nuclear medicine technologists are certified in nuclear medicine technology, and all of our radiologists are board certified. Here, you’ll truly find experts in this area of medicine.
What about radiation exposure?
For therapeutic procedures that use isotopes, our radiologists work closely with your physician to determine the appropriate dosage for you. We’ll inform and advise you on radiation safety before we administer the dose and then follow up with your physician after therapy.
FAQs for Nuclear Medicine
What do I bring? You’ll need your insurance information, the
prescription for the procedure from your doctor (a phone order from your doctor
is acceptable, too), and a referral if your insurance requires it.
How do I prepare? For some procedures, a nurse needs to interview you first. We’ll let you know if you need to do this when you schedule an appointment with us. We’ll also give you detailed instructions for eating and whether to take your medication before the test.
What if I’m pregnant? Upon arrival, you must alert our technologist if you are pregnant, or even if you think you may be pregnant.