Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging (PET/CT)
The Nuclear Medicine/ Molecular imaging (PET/CT) Department takes pictures of inside the body using special cameras and safe doses of radioactive materials. Depending on the test your doctor orders, you may swallow, inhale or get a needle of the radioactive material. Once the material is in the body, it goes to specific organs and is seen by the special cameras. These pictures are then looked at by our nuclear medicine doctor who sends a report of the pictures to your doctor who ordered the test.
When your doctor orders a nuclear medicine test, a booking clerk will call you with more information and instructions to prepare for your test. The tests vary in time and preparation (between 2-4 hours).