Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Nuclear medicine is integral for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures both on campus in the Veterinary School (VTH) and off-campus at the Equine Medical Center (EMC). The radioisotope, Technetium 99m, is used for internal imaging of dogs, cats and horses. Thyroid imaging and treatments are also conducted using Iodine-123 / 131, and Fluorine-18 is used for equine PET scans. In addition to the basic radiation material safety program, information for nuclear medicine is provided through the EHS website and online training. This is used to support all area specific training given by Laboratory Authorities and/or Principal Users at both VTH and EMC.