Nuclear Medicine, often referred to as “radionuclide” or “isotope” imaging, involves the use of small amounts of a radioactive material called a radiopharmaceutical to diagnose and/or treat various diseases. It differs from other imaging modalities such as X-Ray, CT and MRI by providing information on the function and structure of a particular organ or region of interest rather than just the anatomy (how the organ looks).
The images are created by giving the patient a radiopharmaceutical usually by an injection, breathing in or swallowing, which targets a particular organ or region of interest.
The Nuclear Medicine department at Royal Surrey has three GE SPECT/CT cameras. We carry out a range of diagnostic tests for various organs including but not limited to bones, brains, heart, kidneys, lungs, stomach and thyroid for patients of all ages.
The department is open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 9am to 5pm.
Direct line Tel. No: 01483 406701
The Nuclear Medicine department is located on Level A in St Luke’s Cancer Centre.
There are a few car parks around the hospital site for patients and visitors to park in, with the main car park directly outside the front of the hospital.
Oncology patients may use the car park next to the St Luke`s entrance, Level A. We will enclose a parking permit with your appointment letter if appropriate.
Please allow plenty of time to find a parking space during peak times as the hospital is usually very busy.
Type Egerton Road - GU27XX if you're using a Sat Nav.