Update to phone lines at our Birchmount and General Hospitals: If calling through Birchmount main line (416-495-2400), add “7” when dialing an extension. If calling through General main line (416-438-2911), add “8” when dialing an extension.

Nuclear Medicine

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) offers a Nuclear Medicine department at each of our hospitals, each with highly-trained staff who use state-of-the-art gamma cameras to perform thousands of exams each year. Nuclear Medicine uses radioactive materials to help diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases and disorders, which is unique because it provides information about both structure and function to get an overall picture of the concerns a patient may have.

Nuclear medicine technology uses radioactive tracers to visualize organs and tissues. The tracers are detected by our gamma cameras creating pictures of body parts being scanned. These radioactive materials can be injected, inhaled or taken orally.

Patient Preparation

  • Bring all previous films done outside our facility.
  • Arrive wearing comfortable clothing and no jewelry.
  • Refer to the back of your requisition or ask your physician if there are any other specific preparations required for your procedure.

Where to Find Us

Birchmount Hospital

Main Floor

Centenary Hospital

Main Floor, Diagnostic Imaging

General Hospital

East Wing, First Floor

Contact Us

Tel: 416-431-8167
Fax: 416-431-8141