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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

A nuclear physician is an imaging specialist. They conduct and interpret highly specialised imaging investigations that require radiation in order to be performed.

Medical Conditions

  • Thyroid disease
  • Cancer
  • Malignancy
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Ischaemic heart disease

Specialty Areas of Interest

  • Nuclear scans
  • Thyroid scan
  • Labelled red cell scan
  • Bone scan
  • Ventilation perfusion scan
  • Sestamibi scan
  • Thallium scan

Associated Tests


What to expect

You will usually be referred to a nuclear physician by another doctor. They will perform the required investigation, often a test to diagnose a condition, and report back to the referring doctor.

Training and Qualifications