I work in a medium size suburban hospital in NJ that has two campuses. I work by myself three days a week at the "smaller" hospital. Things have been very , very slow the last year. Doctors are just not ordering Nuc med tests. Some days, I only see 1-2 patients. Many days, I am done by noon. I rarely get inpatients added on anymore. I am wondering if this situation is specific to my hospital or is this going on around the nation? CT, Xray and US are still very busy . Its almost embarrassing how slow we are. My hours are suffering big time because of the lack of work and the higher ups think our dept is unproductive. I can't blame the Tech shortage because most of the time , we are able to get the isotopes we need. Has it come to the point that US and CT have really taken over almost all Nuc Med studies? Why aren't tests being ordered?