Stanford Hospital & Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive, Ground Floor
Stanford, CA 94305
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm and
emergencies after hours
|Phone: (650) 723-6855
Fax: (650) 723-6036
Services OverviewNuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive materials (tracers) to help diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Nuclear medicine determines the cause of the medical problem based on the function of the organ, tissue or bone. This is how nuclear medicine differs from an x-ray, ultrasound or any other diagnostic test that determines the presence of disease based on structural appearance.
One of the tests we perform is a PET/CT scan. Positron emission tomography (PET) provides information about the body's function. Computed tomography (CT) provides a detailed picture of the body’s anatomical structures. Having both pieces of information allows us to more effectively diagnose and treat diseases.
- Sanjiv Gambhir, MD, PhD
- Michael Goris, MD
- Nora Gurevich, Chief Technologist
- Andrei Iagaru, MD
- I. Ross McDougall, MD, Medical Director
- Andrew Quon, MD