What is Nuclear Medicine?
Nuclear Medicine is a branch of diagnostic imaging that uses radio-pharmaceuticals (a radioactive isotope labelled [or attached] to a drug) to map the function of many organs and body systems. Common areas are the heart, bones, lungs, kidneys, liver, stomach and thyroid gland.
The tracer, is usually injected into a vein and concentrates in the area of interest. A gamma camera moves closely over the area, building an image from the radiation emitted. A complex digital system then analyses, stores and displays the images that are evaluated by our medical imaging specialist doctors.
Nuclear Medicine can provide a rapid and accurate diagnosis of a wide range of medical conditions when used alone or in conjunction with other imaging tests.
All Global Diagnostics nuclear medicine technologists are accredited and registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Global Diagnostics nuclear medicine are performed at the following locations: