The department consists of a dedicated dual head Gamma Camera,
with access to an onsite PET/ CT scanner and is staffed by
dedicated experienced paediatric staff. We scan approx 1000
patients per year.
Procedures Done in the Department
We perform a full range of paediatric nuclear medicine
investigations, including renal, bone, thyroid, liver, oncology
scans and brain scans for epilepsy. We are one of only two
hospitals in the country to perform pancreatic scanning for
patients with hyperinsulinism.
Referrals for nuclear medicine examinations are accepted from
paediatric outpatients, inpatients, emergency department and
specialist community consultants.
Relatives and Escorts
2 parents are allowed in the room with the patient.
The department is located on the ground floor of St Mary's
Hospital within the Nuclear Medicine Centre.
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm by appointment only.
Due to the nature of most tests appointments are usually in the
morning. Some investigations require a period of time between
injection and scan.
Bookings department: 0161 701 4001
Scanning department: 0161 701 2211
Nuclear medicine reception: 0161 276 4820
Parkinson, Lead Paediatric Radiographer Nuclear Medicine
Senior Paediatric Radiographer
Nicola Voos, Play
For purposes of parking, patients should be aware that most out
patient appointments will have an appointment length of between 1
and 5 hours (depending on the investigation). The approximate time
scale will be indicated on the appointment letter.