NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Nuclear Medicine uses radioactive substances in both the diagnosis and treatment of a range of diseases.

We provide nuclear medicine services at Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary, and support nuclear medicine services at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby.

For patient information and contact details please refer to the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Website.

This is a Nuclear Medicine bone scan, the most commonly performed Nuclear Medicine procedure.

State-of-the-art imaging allows Nuclear Medicine and CT images to be taken at the same time. By superimposing the images we can more accurately see where diseased areas are.

DIAGNOSIS

TREATMENTS

  • Radioiodine for thyrotoxicosis
  • Radioiodine for thyroid cancer ablation
  • Phosphorus-32 for polycythemia vera
  • Radium-223, strontium-89 and samarium-153 for bone metastases

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Collaborative research with the University of Hull
  • State of the art GE GENtrace medical cyclotron, for producing PET tracer, planned for installation in 2018 (courtesy of the Daisy Appeal)
  • New radiopharmacy at Castle Hill Hospital planned for 2018

MEDICAL PHYSICS EXPERTS

The MPE’s under regulation 9 of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 for nuclear medicine practices for Hull University Teaching Hospitals are:

  • Dr Glyn Davies (Head Scientist for Clinical Support Health Group)
  • Mr Manos Papadopoulos (Principal Physicist)
  • Dr Graham Wright (Head of Nuclear Medicine Department)

The MPEs are supported by a team of registered physicists, clinical technologists and other support staff within the Nuclear Medicine Departments, as well as Radiation Protection Advisers and staff from within the Radiation Physics Service

VISIT THE HULL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST WEBSITE

For patient information please refer to the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Website.

ADDRESS
Radiation Physics Department
Queen's Centre for Oncology & Haematology
Castle Hill Hospital
Cottingham
East Yorkshire
HU16 5JQ
U.K.

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