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Nuclear medicine

Highly specialised diagnostic imaging

Nuclear medicine is a scanning technique used to create detailed pictures of how your bones, organs or tissues are functioning

Overview

Nuclear medicine imaging involves using a small amount of radioactive chemical (tracer), which is absorbed into your body and picked up by a specialised camera. The images created by a nuclear medicine scan can be used to identify tumours or diagnose suspected conditions. They're less invasive than other diagnostic procedures and are invaluable in the early detection of serious diseases, including cancer. Our hospitals are equipped with some of the UK's most advanced imaging facilities, helping us to offer you faster on-site diagnosis and treatment tailored to your condition. Common diagnostic tests that use nuclear medicine include bone scans, lung scans and certain tests for heart, thyroid and kidney function. Although nuclear medicine involves the use of radioactive materials, the amount of radiation you'll be exposed to during your scan is very small and considered safe.

Expertise

Our experienced radiographers provide a range of nuclear medicine tests to help pinpoint tumours, diagnose disease or monitor your treatment.

  • Myocardial perfusion scanning Myoview

    Need to know

    This test is used to diagnose coronary heart disease and evaluate the extent of the disease where its presence is already known. It's also used to analyse injury to the heart following a heart attack. By scanning the heart during exercise and at rest, it detects any reduction to the blood supply to the...

  • PET CT scan low dose

    Need to know

    PET-CT scans combine PET (positron emission tomography) and CT (computised tomography) technology in one full body scanner. This advanced nuclear imaging technique shows how the cells in the body are functioning at the same time as generating 2D and 3D images of inside the body. PET-CT scans can be...

  • Thyroid scan

    Need to know

    The thyroid is a gland in the neck. It can be affected by several diseases. You can test for these in a thyroid scan, which is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. Our clinicians have experience of all aspects of thyroid disease and offer diagnostic services and treatment for every thyroid condition.

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Our consultants

Our radiologists and consultants in nuclear medicine are experts in some of the most advanced diagnostic imaging techniques available.

Our facilities

Our hospitals are equipped with the very latest imaging equipment, so we can give you a faster diagnosis and the most effective treatment options.

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

The Harley Street Clinic facility

Molecular Imaging Centre

Part of the renowned Harley Street Clinic, the Molecular Imaging Centre offers advanced diagnostic CT scanning and 3D imaging technology.

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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