Nuclear Medicine

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.

Download the Nuclear Medicine patient brochure

Where to Find Us

Birchmount hospital
Main Floor
Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Centenary hospital
Main Floor, Diagnostic Imaging
416-284-8131 ext. 4135

General hospital
East Wing, First Floor
416-438-2911 ext. 8106
Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.