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Nuclear Medicine

What is Nuclear Medicine?

Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of unsealed radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat disease. The radiopharmaceutical travels through the area being examined and gives off energy in the form of gamma rays which are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. Nuclear medicine imaging is unique in that it provides doctors with information about both the anatomy of the body and its physiology (function).

What Is Nuclear Medicine?

Our Nuclear Medicine Specialists

In Australia, Nuclear medicine is an advanced specialty in that the Advanced Training Program – a three-year program – is undertaken post-Fellowship of either the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).

Nuclear medicine specialists will thus have completed a further 7-8 years of training after they have qualified as medical practitioners (a total of approximately 15 years’ university and post graduate training)

Our Nuclear Medicine Specialists

How long will my Appointment take?

This is dependent on the type of scan you will be having, in some cases the Radiopharmaceutical will uptake very quickly and the scan can be completed within 30-60 minutes, with other scans requiring a longer period of time in-between the injection and scan, sometimes 2-3 hours.

Our friendly staff will be able to provide you with the information specific to your scan at the time of booking.

How long will it take?

Extensive Nuclear Medicine Service +/- SPECT CT

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care alongside the newest technology and latest reporting frameworks, Our Nuclear Medicine department provides, but is not limited to;

  • Bone Scan
  • Myocardial Perfusion study
  • Lung (VQ Scan)
  • Gardiac GHPS
  • Thyroid
  • Parathroid
  • Renal
  • Hepato-Billary (Liver)
  • Gastric Emptying
  • Colon Transit
  • Gallium
  • Lymphoscintigraphy

Please call our friendly staff to discuss your specific requirements

Extensive Nuclear Medicine Service