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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 Pharmacy department.

What we scan

Lung scanning

Bones for oncology staging, orthopaedics, rheumatology

Breast sentinel nodes imaging prior to surgery

Gastric emptying, meckels diverticulum

Lymphatic system 

Thyroid, parathyroid scans


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

Ellen Howie, Service Lead 01484 355591

Waiting Times

Fast Tracks within 2 weeks   

Non urgent within 6 weeks