Isotope imaging

Isotope Imaging is an imaging technique that uses radioactive gamma emitting radiation and computers to generate images of various parts of the body. The doses administered are strictly governed by a radioactive licence, so that doses are kept as low as possible. The Isotope department is situated on the HRI site and is open Monday to Friday 9-5 pm. Radioactive doses are made to order for each specific patient from the Radio-pharmacy department.

What we scan

  • Lung scanning
  • Bones for oncology staging, orthopaedics, rheumatology
  • Breast sentinel nodes imaging prior to surgery
  • Gastric emptying, Meckel’s diverticulum
  • Lymphatic system 
  • Thyroid, parathyroid scans
  • Paediatrics
  • Renal scanning
  • Myocardial Perfusion Scanning
  • Gall bladder scans

Where to find us

HRI in the Main Xray Department, Lower Ground Floor.

Who to contact

  • Jayne Gensale, Team Lead 01484 342085
  • Amreet Uppal, Service Lead 01484 347367

Waiting times

  • Fast Tracks within 2 weeks   
  • Non urgent within 6 weeks