Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is joining in the national celebration of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Week, October 7-13. Tucked away in the corner of our Radiology Department you'll find Nancy Wills, our Nuclear Medicine Technologist. According to explorehealthcareers.org, nuclear medicine combines imaging, patient care, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine. Nuclear medicine technologists use specialized camera systems to detect the radiopharmaceuticals which then creates a precise picture of the part of the body being imaged. The nuclear medicine technologist monitors the characteristics and functions of tissues or organs in which the radiopharmaceuticals localize. Abnormal areas show higher or lower concentrations of radioactivity than normal. Physicians use these images to diagnose molecular, metabolic, physiologic, anatomic and pathologic conditions. Shown in the photo are Ruthann Badlam, RN, radiology nurse & Nancy Wills, nuclear medicine technologist. Your tomorrow is worth defending.