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The Nuclear Medicine Physics section comprises of Clinical Scientists, Medical Physicists, Medical Physics Technicians along with a number of trainees & students. The section provides services to: Renal and Oncology patients, Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Theatres.

Contact details                                             Opening times

For queries regarding Nuclear Medicine Physics -       Monday-Friday (9am-4:30pm)
Diagnostic tests call: 02392 286 158                      (Excluding bank holidays)
Treatments call: 02392 286 417

Mailing/Offices:
Medical Physics Department
F-Level
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Cosham
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6 3LY

Summary of services:

Nuclear Medicine Non-Imaging Diagnostic Tests:

(Please click on the name of the test for more information).

Name of Test

Description of Test

Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

Measurement of kidney function

SeHCAT

Bile Acid Malabsorption Investigation

 

Nuclear Medicine Therapies:

(Please click on the name of the therapy for more information).

Name of Therapy

Radionuclide used

Treatment for thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism - overactive thyroid)

Iodine-131

Treatment for thyroid cancer

Iodine-131

Treatment of polycythaemia

Phosphorus-32

Relief of bone pain in patients suffering from prostate cancer

Strontium-89

Pain relief of certain arthritic joints (e.g. knee)

Yttrium-90

 

How can a patient make an appointment?

Patients are referred to us from their Consultant who requests our service.

Additional services

  • Radiation protection advice to patients and staff involved with radioactive materials.

  • Support for Nuclear Medicine (Imaging), Gamma Cameras.

  • Support for Breast Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Gamma Probe.

For more information on the additional services we provide, click here.

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Contact

Queen Alexandra Hospital
Cosham, Portsmouth
PO6 3LY
Tel: 023 9228 6000

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