The Nuclear Medicine Department
provides a diagnostic and therapeutic service for both inpatients
For diagnostic procedures a small amount of a radioactive
material, called a Radiopharmaceutical, is introduced into the body
by injection, ingestion, or inhalation.
After a period of time images of the distribution of the
radioactive material in the body can be imaged with a gamma camera.
Some procedures involve measuring blood samples.
This information allows Radiologists to determine how different
organs in the body are functioning.
For therapeutic procedures, the radioactive material is injected
or ingested. Once in the body it can treat diseases such as certain
types of cancer.
Further information is available on these
What is Nuclear
Non imaging procedures