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Nuclear Medicine

This is a specialised scanning method using low-level radioactive isotopes, injected into the bloodstream.  The scanner is called a gamma camera and is used to measure the radiation levels given off from the isotopes.  Some types of this scan are used for the following: assessment of thyroid function, location of tumours and possible spread, checking of bone fractures, assessing damage to the heart after coronary episodes.

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