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Programs & Services

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine uses a special camera to take pictures of tissues and organs in the body.

Clients swallow, inhale, or are given a needle with a radiotracer before their exam. Radiotracers go to a specific body part so the camera can take pictures. (tests may take a number of hours to complete; patients may be required to return later that day or the next day to complete exam).

Radiotracers are also given to treat diseases like thyroid disease.

Service Providers May Include
nuclear medicine technologists, radiologists
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

A legal guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18, or any patient that does not have the capacity to consent. Mature minors may be able to give consent.

Service Locations
Also Known As
Diagnostic Imaging, Radiography