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Nuclear Medicine

The Nuclear Medicine Department provides a diagnostic and therapeutic service for both inpatients and outpatients.

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 pages:

What is Nuclear Medicine?

Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine?

Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine?

Non imaging procedures

GFR measurement

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01202 442499

Opening hours:
8.30am-4.30pm                 

Our consultants

Dr N Robson

Dr Kat Dixon

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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