Nuclear medicine

Our nuclear medicine department carries out around 20 different tests including heart scans, bone scans, lung scans, kidney scans and thyroid scans.

Diagnostic nuclear medicine involves the use of radiopharmaceuticals (drugs labelled with radioactivity) to assess the function of various organs or systems in the body. Imaging is undertaken using a gamma camera, which is a radiation detector and produces images of the distribution of radioactivity in the patient.

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Nuclear medicine

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
Scartho Road
Grimsby
DN33 2BA
E-mail: david.pears@nhs.net