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 with three Grade
C clean rooms with Grade A isolators, 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 5 gamma cameras. 4 of
the gamma cameras are also capable of single-photon emission
tomography (SPECT), and 3 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 the combined PET-CT scanner.
We offer a full range of diagnostic radionuclide imaging
services, 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 overseen by Dr Neville
Wright, Clinical Director for Paediatric Radiology, and
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 discuss
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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