The nuclear medicine department at Mountain Health Care was the first outpatient nuclear medicine facility in North Idaho.

Thomas F. Heston, MD, is a diplomate of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that uses safe, painless, and cost-effective techniques both to image the body and treat disease. Nuclear medicine imaging is unique in that it documents organ function and structure, in contrast to diagnostic radiology, which is based upon anatomy. It is a way to gather medical information that may otherwise be unavailable, require surgery, or necessitate more expensive diagnostic tests.

Related links:

Cardiac Stress Test
Society of Nuclear Medicine
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
The Internet Medical Journal