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Nuclear medicine and Interventional Radiology

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine uses small amounts of chemical tracers to diagnose or treat disease. These chemicals emit radioactivity called 'gamma rays'. The radiation is then detected by a special type of camera called a 'gamma camera' which provides an image of the body. In a similar way to how a contrast dye is used in CT scans, we can look at the pattern created by the chemical tracer to aide diagnosis or treatment.

In order to receive Nuclear Medicine you will need to be referred by your GP or another healthcare professional. Once we receive your referral the Nuclear Medicine team will send you an appointment letter in the post. This letter will contain valuable information on how to prepare for your scan and what to expect, so please ensure you read this carefully.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology (IR) is a speciality that we offer which relies on the use of radiological image guidance to precisely target therapy. Our IR service provides many complex procedures not normally performed at our hospital. Many of these procedures are performed in an operating theatre under general anaesthetic where using IR the procedure is generally safer with better results allowing you spend less time in hospital.

To receive IR treatment, you will need to be referred by your GP or another healthcare professional. Once we receive your referral will send you an appointment letter in the post. This letter will contain valuable information on how to prepare for your scan and what to expect, so please ensure you read this carefully.

 

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