Nuclear MedicineNuclear medicine is a division within the field of radiology. It consists of diagnostic examinations that result in images of body anatomy and function. The images are developed based on the detection of energy emitted from a radioactive medication given to the patient, either intravenously or by mouth. Nuclear medicine images can assist the physician in diagnosing diseases, tumors and infection. Several disease and health problems that Nuclear Medicine can detect include:
Kidney function, heart function/blood flow, lung problems, blockage of the gallbladder, bone fractures, infection, arthritis or tumors, determine the presence or spread of cancer, identify bleeding into the bowel, locate infection and measure thyroid function to detect an overactive or underactive thyroid.
El Campo Memorial Hospital (ECMH) and its predecessor have been providing the highest quality medical care in El Campo for over 68 years, and at the current location since 1979.The hospital is accredited by state and federal regulations (Medicare/Medicaid). Patient Billing: Various physicians involved in your care at ECMH will bill you directly for their services. These may include your anesthesiologist, emergency room physician(s), radiologist, pathologist, cardiologist or other consulting physician during your ER visit or hospital stay. Please remember that some physicians are private practitioners (contracted by ECMH and not an actual employee of ECMH) and may not be a provider on your specific managed care plan.