Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive material (called radiotracers or radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose disease and other defects inside the body.

Testing Process

Depending on the type of nuclear medicine exam, a radiotracer is injected into a vein, swallowed by mouth, or inhaled as a gas. It eventually collects in the area of the body devices work together with a computer to measure the amount of radiotracer absorbed by your body and to produce pictures showing details of both the structure and function of organs and other internal body parts.

Nuclear Medicine Services Available

Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo

Hours: Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment: 319.272.7080
An order from your doctor for the test you need is required to be sent to us before your scheduled appointment.


Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls

Sartori Memorial Hospital patients are directed to Covenant Medical Center for their nuclear medicine testing.

Schedule an Appointment: 319.272.7080
An order from your doctor for the test you need is required to be sent to us before your scheduled appointment.


Mercy Hospital in Oelwein

Mercy Hospital in Oelwein has a mobile service that provides the hospital with general nuclear medicine testing services each week. Additional specialty testing is directed to Covenant Medical Center for nuclear medicine testing.

Hours: Thursday of each week

Schedule an Appointment: 319.272.7080
An order from your doctor for the test you need is required to be sent to us before your scheduled appointment.


Test Results

Once your nuclear medicine test is complete, your results will be shared with your family doctor and they will let you know what you need to do next if something is found.

If you have questions or would like more information about Wheaton Iowa imaging services, please call 319.272.7070.

We look forward to talking to you!