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<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"><p></p><p>There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:</p><ul><li>Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.</li><li>The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12<sup>th</sup> and West 13<sup>th</sup> Avenue.</li></ul><p>There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.<br></p><p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.vch.ca/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1376" target="_blank" style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#03a9f4;background:0px 0px #ffffff;font-size:14px;font-family:proxima-nova;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://www.vch.ca/_catalogs/masterpage/custom/images/pdf.jpg" alt=" " style="box-sizing:border-box;border-style:initial;max-width:100%;width:auto;margin-top:5px;margin-bottom:5px;" />Download parking rates for VCH facilities</a></p><p></p></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="http://interactive.snm.org/docs/whatisnucmed2.pdf" target="_blank"><img src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Society of Nuclear Medicine Patient Information</a><br><a href="http://www.bcit.ca/health/" target="_blank">BCIT School of Health Sciences</a><br><a href="http://www.camrt.ca/" target="_blank">Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists</a></p><br></div>Vancouver General Hospital - Jim Pattison Pavilion

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