Welcome to the Nuclear Medicine Department

The information provided on these pages is for patients visiting the Nuclear Medicine Department at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and includes details of typical investigations and treatments.

We hope you find this helpful and that it enables you to have a better informed discussion with your consultant.

Department Areas

Find out about the different areas in Nuclear Medicine.

Meet the Team

Meet the team of Clinicians, Physicists, Radiographers & Radiopharmacists that make up the Nuclear Medicine team.

Pregnancy & Breast feeding

Information about Nuclear Medicine studies if you may be pregnant or currently breast feeding.

Diagnostic Tests and Studies

Frequently asked questions and information about our diagnostic studies.

Therapy Information

Information about the therapies conducted by Nuclear Medicine.

About the department

The Nuclear Medicine Physics Department is located within the St Luke’s Wing of the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

We provide comprehensive scientific support to diagnostic nuclear medicine and PET services both within the Trust and across Surrey and Sussex, and we also coordinate and administer molecular radiotherapy treatments at the Royal Surrey.

The department is also responsible for the Regional Radiopharmacy, which serves several local hospitals and other external providers.

The Department is headed by a consultant Clinical Scientist, and is staffed by:

  • Eight Clinical Scientists
  • One Admin Manager
  • Two Trainee Clinical Scientists
  • Six Radiography specialists
  • Two Imaging Assistants
  • Four Radiopharmacy specialists
  • One Physics and One Computing Undergraduate from the University of Surrey

Where is the Nuclear Medicine department?

The Nuclear Medicine Department is situated in the St Luke’s Wing of the hospital on Level A.

From the front entrance of St Luke’s Wing, turn immediately to the right and go down the stairs or in the lift to Level A. Follow the signs around the corner to the right then turn left to Nuclear Medicine.

From the back of the hospital go straight through the St Luke’s Cancer Centre reception area and down the corridor. At the end turn left and follow the signs to Nuclear Medicine.

From the Main Entrance of the hospital on Gill Avenue:
Go through the main entrance hall of the hospital, turn left and follow the signs to St Luke’s Wing. You will pass the “Orthodontic Department” on your right and find the lift and stairs a little further on your left. Descend to Level A and follow the signs around to the right for Nuclear Medicine.

Car parking

There is a patient car park at the back of the hospital near the St Luke’s wing. This can be accessed from Egerton Road. This car park is ‘Pay and Display’. Please do not park in the staff parking areas.

There is also a visitor’s car park at the front of the hospital. A ticket is issued at the entrance barrier. Please take the ticket with you and use it in the pay machines located inside the main entrance of the hospital when you are ready to leave the car park.

Contact Information

Department of Nuclear Medicine
Royal Surrey County Hospital
Egerton Road

Tel 01483 406701
Fax 01483 406702

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