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Nuclear Medicine

Follow this link if you are a healthcare professional wanting to find out more about our Nuclear Medicine Procedures.

(Please note if you are not connected to the NHS network you will be unable to view the link)

Dozens of different examinations are performed in the Nuclear Medicine Department. The patient gets an intravenous injection of a minute trace of radioactive material which attaches to a certain type of molecule. Scans are obtained with a gamma camera, which unlike some other radiology devices does not itself emit radiation.

We provide this service at Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital.