Skip to main content



<div class="ExternalClass1A44B0C7AF6243A59781060E5CBEECA4"><p>​What is Nuclear Medicine?<br>Nuclear Medicine is a specialty of medicine that uses radioactive materials to diagnose and treat diseases.  An examination involves the administration of a radioactive material via intravenous injection, inhalation or ingestion.  Depending on the body organ being tested, imaging occurs immediately or up to several days post administration of the radiopharmaceutical. <br><br>Is it safe?<br>There are rarely any side effects. Except in very unusual circumstances, patients are able to drive home on their own.</p></div>899 West 12th Avenue(604) 875-5009<div class="ExternalClassB8DA88F13782433489796A5D2CA19F63"><p>Monday - Friday</p><p>7 a.m. - 5 p.m.</p><br></div>(604) 875-4611V5Z 1M9BC<div class="ExternalClass6559A8D976954CEAB4353D3FB22F3EC0"><div><div><p>​There are two visitor parking lots available on the VGH campus:<br></p><ul><li><p>VGH parking lot is located off Laurel Street, between W. 12 & W. 13 Avenue</p></li><li><p>The Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off</p></li></ul></div></div></div>49.260803,-123.12399399999998<div class="ExternalClass69B5F25A596E493291B4CE8F271CEF06"><div><p>​English. An interpreter must accompany patients who do not speak fluent English or the exam may be cancelled.</p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassBE13090813C24A96A8736DB4083BECCB"><div><p>A referral is required. </p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass19B7F9EEBB01455ABAF71B0C5EFE47AD"><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-778" target="_blank"><img src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" data-pin-nopin="true" alt="" />Medical imaging requisition</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Society of Nuclear Medicine Patient Information</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">BCIT School of Health Sciences</a><br><a href="" target="_blank">Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists</a></p><br></div>Vancouver General Hospital - Jim Pattison Pavilion

SOURCE: Result ( )
Page printed:

Copyright © Vancouver Coastal Health. All Rights Reserved.