Nuclear Medicine is a public and private service which provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services using radiopharmaceuticals.
The department utilises a PET-CT Camera two SPECT-CT Gamma Cameras and a dedicated High-Resolution Low Dose Myocardial Gamma Camera, ensuring your patient has access to the highest quality state-of-the-art technology that optimises clinical diagnosis, patient outcomes and the lowest possible dose of radiation use.
For Nuclear Medicine, there are no out-of-pocket expenses to the patient for the majority of studies performed.
For PET, there are no out-of-pocket expenses for all studies that meet Medicare Eligibility Criteria. An out-of-pocket expense may be incurred for all other studies. Please contact Nuclear Medicine & PET for further information.
Specialist expertise on-site
All of our reporting consultants are dual-accredited, providing a wide range of clinical expertise. To enhance your patient’s diagnostic outcome, we can offer bookings on the days that the relevant subspecialist dual-accredited consultants are on-site.
Same day results
Same day results are available for the majority of studies. Reports and images can be accessed online via Healthlink and Zedlink. If you would like to register for on-line access, email the Radiology Administrators.
Low radiation dose principles
The Department is committed to patient safety by investing in technology and utilising techniques that result in the lowest possible radiation dose to your patient without impacting on diagnostic outcomes.
Nuclear Medicine services offered
Diagnostic services include the assessment of the following:
- Myocardial perfusion (exercise Thallium or Sestamibi) to assess for coronary artery disease
- Bone pain and sports injury
- Renal function
- Renal artery stenosis (captopril renal scans)
- Pulmonary embolus by perfusion/ventilation
- Staging of malignancy e.g. bone/gallium scan
- Cardiac function
- Gastrointestinal transit studies
- Thyroid studies
Treatment is delivered for thyrotoxicosis, thyroid cancer, painful bone metastases, polycythaemia, and liver metastases.
PET services offered
PET services include the assessment of:
- All Medicare eligible PET procedures – for a list of these studies, please refer to the back of our referral form
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Other rare cancers
- Infection, inflammation & PUO
- Unknown primary cancer
Read the Nuclear Medicine & PET Referrer Guide (published by AANMS) for more information.
Please contact Nuclear Medicine & PET if you wish to discuss available procedures with one of our specialists.
Special referral instructions
Use the Nuclear Medicine Referral form or PET Referral form and forward the completed form to Nuclear Medicine. Appointments can also be made directly by calling Nuclear Medicine during business hours.
The original request form or letter must accompany the patient to their appointment.
If required for your patient, download the Myocardial Perfusion scanning instructions.
For all other instructions, please contact Nuclear Medicine Additionally, an instruction sheet will be mailed to the patient once the booking has been made.