Nuclear Medicine uses small amounts of radioactive materials as tracers to investigate the bones or organs of the body. The radiation is detected by a special type of camera called a Gamma Camera linked to a computer. It provides visual information about the area of the body being imaged by looking at the pattern of tracer-uptake
In nuclear medicine imaging, radiopharmaceuticals are taken internally, for example, intravenously or orally. Then, external detectors (gamma cameras) capture and form images from the radiation emitted by the radiopharmaceuticals. This process is unlike a diagnostic X-ray, where external radiation is passed through the body to form an image.
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Our main base is at Mount Vernon with private inpatients being admitted (where available) into one of our dedicated rooms on Ward 10 and Ward 11. Including the Nuclear Medicine department.
Outpatient’s clinics are provided at the Nuclear Medicine Department.
The department is led by consultants, supported by a team of junior doctors. Specialist nurses, specialist staff and an administrative team.
Where will I be seen?
Private Nuclear Medicine Outpatient appointments are available at Mount Vernon Hospital. Private Inpatient procedures and daycase services are provided at the Mount Vernon.
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