Nuclear Medicine - Vancouver General Hospital

?What is Nuclear Medicine?
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. 

Is it safe?
There are rarely any side effects. Except in very unusual circumstances, patients are able to drive home on their own.

Vancouver General Hospital - Jim Pattison Pavilion

899 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1M9
Phone: (604) 875-4611
Fax: (604) 875-5009

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Referral

A referral is required. 

Parking & transportation

There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.
  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.

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