Sep 02

Nuclear Medicine in Hospitals

Nuclear Medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) to image, diagnose and treat disease. Nuclear Medicine imaging provides doctors with information about both structure and function of the body. In imaging, the radiopharmaceuticals are detected by special types of cameras that work with computers to provide very precise pictures about the area of the body being imaged. Doctors can review images and determine if surgery is required or more extensive diagnostic tests need to be preformed. In treatment, the radiopharmaceuticals go directly to the organ being treated. This can allow doctors to treat diseases early and often prevent the disease from progressing.

nuclear medicine deptHospitals and nuclear medicine departments need these radiopharmaceuticals in doses for patients to arrive on site in a timely matter. They need be able to track their location and know when and where they’ve been used so ordering more doses is easy.   Hiring highly skilled Nuclear Technologist to prepare and administer radiopharmaceutical products is imperative to ensure quality patient care.  However, having a software solution that is designed specifically for nuclear medicine departments is also essential.

ec2 Software Solutions designed their BioDose software specifically to simplify the management of radiopharmaceuticals.  It is one of the leading names in isotope tracking software.   BioDose allows nuclear medicine departments to order and maintain inventory easily.  Departments can schedule patient dosing and track any waste disposal with its easy to use user-interface.  BioDose also has easy to use reporting modules. BioDose’s system architecture uses a logical interface that allows most functions to be completed from the main screen and allows users to navigate using the keyboard, a mouse or a touchpad.

If your hospital, cardiology department or nuclear medicine department is in need of new nuclear medicine software and would like to learn more about ec2 Software Solutions BioDose or other software products, please visit our website at or call us at 800-851-0025 option 2.