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Nuclear Medicine

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Introduction

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.

Admission Information

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.

Location(s)

The department is located on the ground floor of St Mary's Hospital within the Nuclear Medicine Centre.

Opening Hours

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.

Contact Details

Bookings department: 0161 701 4001

Scanning department: 0161 701 2211

Nuclear medicine reception: 0161 276 4820

Staff

Karen Parkinson, Lead Paediatric Radiographer Nuclear Medicine

Elaine Young, Senior Paediatric Radiographer

Nicola Voos, Play Specialist

Additional Information

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.