Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Nuclear Medicine Physics

Last updated: 03 October 2019

C level map

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.

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

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.

 

Opening hours

Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm, excluding bank holidays

Referral information

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

Where to find us

Lift area 7 at QA Hospital.

Contact information

For queries regarding Nuclear Medicine Physics
Diagnostic tests call: 02392 286 158
Treatments call: 02392 286 417

Patients need to come to C level at QA Hospital.

 

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

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