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What is Radiology?
 
Radiological procedures are used for looking at the internal structures of the body, whether bone or soft tissue. Usually these examinations are carried out to:
  • diagnose disease states, such as cancer or heart disease
  • show the extent of injury to body structures
  • to aid in interventional procedures, such as angiography.
 
What is Scintigraphy?
 
Scintigraphy, or nuclear medicine, uses radioactive tracers to assess the function of organs at a molecular level.  Radiation doses are comparable to x-ray examinations, there are no reactions to the tracers and the tests are therefore exceptionally safe and well tolerated.

Consultants

Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Bone Scanning

    Bone scanning is a well established technique and is one of the most reliable, sensitive and valuable procedures in scintigraphy.  The scan can detect abnormalities weeks to months before routine skeletal x-rays.… More PDF

  • Cardiac Imaging

    Myocardial perfusion imaging is a noninvasive diagnostic test to compare the blood flow to the heart muscle (myocardium) at rest and during exercise as a means of detecting coronary artery disease.… More PDF

  • Hepatobiliary Scan

    Hepatobiliary scans are used to:
    diagnose acute cholecystitis
    evaluate extrahepatic biliary tract obstruction… More PDF

  • Liver/Spleen Colloid Study

    Used to:
    assess chronic liver disease
    assess liver or spleen size and configuration… More

  • Renal Scan

    A renal scan is used to:
    assess the relative function of each kidney… More PDF

  • DTPA Renogram

    A renogram (DTPA or MAG3) provides information relating to renal vascularity, renal function and excretion.  It is used in cases of:… More PDF

  • Lymph Nodes Mapping

    Cancers can spread either by haematogenous (blood) routes to bones, lungs, liver, or brain or by lymphatic routes to lymph nodes.… More PDF

  • Gastric Emptying Scan

    A Scintigraphy or Nuclear Medicine gastric emptying study provides a simple non-invasive means of quantitating gastric (stomach) emptying rate and transit of food along the small intestine.… More PDF

  • Colonic Transit Scan

    A Scintigraphy Colonic Transit scan is a simple and easy way to follow the transit of food along the small intestine and colon (large intestine).… More PDF

  • Thyroid Imaging

    A thyroid scintigraphy scan is a simple and easy way to see the size and function of the thyroid gland.  They are used to:… More PDF

  • Lung Imaging

    Used to diagnose pulmonary embolism and evaluate regional pulmonary perfusion and/or ventilation. More

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Contact Details

New Zealand Medical Imaging, Epsom

Central Auckland

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Anglesea Medical Complex - Gate 1, Hamilton

Waikato

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This page was last updated at 11:59AM on October 8, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by NZ Medical Imaging.