Nuclear Medicine - UBC 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.

UBC Hospital - Koerner Pavilion

2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 2B5
Phone: (604) 822-7267
Fax: (604) 875-5009

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Referral

A physician referral is required. 

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