Nuclear Medicine provides functional imaging by administering organ specific radiopharmaceuticals and using gamma cameras that can perform static, dynamic or SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) acquisitions. Computer processing following imaging procedures is required to provide results for the radiologists’ interpretation. For Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Nuclear Medicine works in collaboration with CT staff. PET provides functional imaging and combines it with the excellent anatomical detail of CT imaging. Using a combined PET/CT scanner, both imaging procedures can be performed during the same session.
The radiopharmaceuticals are given primarily by intravenous injection or occasionally by inhalation, ingestion or infusion by registered Nuclear Medicine technologists, M.R.T. (N.) who performs the required procedures.
Bone Mineral Densitometry, referred to as BMD or DXA, is an x-ray test performed for the assessment of osteopenia and osteoporosis. This test does not require radiopharmaceutical injection.
Information Coordinator: 416-813-6065
Location: 2nd floor, Burton wing (Follow the signs for Diagnostic Imaging)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8a.m. – 4p.m.