Nuclear Medicine Centre, Central Manchester University
The Nuclear Medicine department at Central Manchester University
Hospitals offers a comprehensive and responsive service to the
greater Manchester area and beyond, using modern equipment in a
spacious and comfortable environment.
The department has its own radiopharmacy where tracers are
produced for our own use and for other hospitals elsewhere in the
region. Following administration, the presence of these tracers in
the body can be imaged using one of the department's five gamma
cameras. Four of the gamma cameras are also capable of
single-photon emission tomography (SPECT), and three of these also
have integral CT to enable combined SPECT-CT scans. The other gamma
camera is a compact mobile system which is often used on wards.
Alternative tracers can be imaged using our state-of-the-art
combined positron emission tomography (PET) and CT (PET-CT)
scanner, which is housed in its own suite within the
We offer a full range of diagnostic radionuclide imaging
services, using the gamma cameras and PET-CT, and radionuclide
therapy for thyrotoxicosis and yttrium-90 synovectomy. A full list
of the procedures we offer can be found here.
Children's imaging is carried out in a
dedicated child-friendly area of the department by radiographers
and technicians who specialise in children's imaging, assisted by
play specialists. Children are imaged primarily using their own
gamma camera but the paediatric team also have access to SPECT-CT
and PET-CT as required.
The department aims to provide a timely service with
reports available within 24 hours for in-patient studies. A member
of the medical staff is always available to discuss individual
study requests, advise on the optimal imaging procedure and to
We are also active in research, innovation, and teaching. We are
constantly developing and improving the service we offer to
patients, contributing to the development of new ways of imaging
and treating disease, and sharing our expertise through teaching
and training. Find out more about research and innovation here,
and find out more about teaching and training here.
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