Nuclear Medicine is the practice of placing minute amounts of a radioactive isotope into the patient’s body, before conducting scans using specialist equipment.
Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. The radiotracer 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 provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures and offers the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages. These routine tests are simple, safe and quick – there are no side effects.
A wide range of specialist Nuclear Medicine tests are available at Parkside Hospital to show physiological changes in the body. Please click here for more details.
Please contact us on 020 8247 3428 for more information or to make an appointment.