Capturing images of the human anatomy from inside the body has been simplified by the use of a gamma camera collimator. Using highly sensitive equipment to scan the organs and tissue layers that make up the various systems in the body, a gamma camera takes pictures of the organs and muscles to send data to a computer. The information that is retrieved by the nuclear medicine collimators is then interpreted by a physician who can see the extent of any damage that has resulted from a life threatening illness or diseased tissue.
Through modern marvels of imaging technology doctors and hospital staff are able to diagnose and treat patients that are suffering from cancer, tumors and other degenerative disorders without performing a surgical biopsy. Found in every major medical facility throughout the country the nuclear medicine collimator is responsible for saving countless lives. Being able to accurately pinpoint a malignant growth that can then be treated with surgery or medicines, the gamma camera attached to the nuclear imaging device is capable of scanning and recording the physiological data that doctors are using to help save lives.
By scanning the body the gamma camera collimator is able to produce a color digital image that can be rendered into a model of a specific organ. Through the use of the color imagery that more fully resembles a photograph that a bioscan, the physicians are able to determine the extent of any damage that has resulted from an illness or injury. With the assistance of a nuclear imaging technician a complete survey of the body can be completed in about two minutes and the scan saved in a computer hard drive as a reference point for any future scans that a patient may need.