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<div class="ExternalClassD85B366E7FD449958F1210BDE4B0D8BF"><p>​What is Nuclear Medicine?<br><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><br>Is it safe?<br><br>There are rarely any side effects. Except in very unusual circumstances, patients are able to drive home on their own.<br></p></div>2211 Wesbrook Mall(604) 875-5009<div class="ExternalClassC3E45C1B40CD44A5A7B2935C2D7D1801"><p>Monday - Friday</p><p>7 a.m. - 4 p.m.</p></div>(604) 822-7267V6T 2B5BC49.2639934,-123.24632359999998<div class="ExternalClassAE8440BE09044C49B7F076F852A65E2B"><div>​English. An interpreter must accompany patients who do not speak fluent English or the exam may be cancelled.</div></div><div class="ExternalClass0D3E402871FE420DACAFFBBC795E16F0"><div><p>A physician referral is required. </p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass512985829A534921AAF3E31EBC52D558"><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><br></p><p><a href="http://interactive.snm.org/docs/whatisnucmed2.pdf" target="_blank"><img src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" data-pin-nopin="true" 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></div>UBC Hospital - Koerner Pavilion

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