Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Nuclear medicine is integral for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures both on campus in the Veterinary School and off-campus at the Equine Medical Center. 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 a Strontium 90 source is available for treating ocular lesions. In addition to the basic radiation material safety program, specific requirements for nuclear medicine are provided through blackboard online.