We produce detailed pictures of the inside of your body with an imaging test that uses radiotracers and computer technology.

Key points

  • We provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services using radiopharmaceuticals
  • We use the highest quality, state-of-the-art technology to optimise clinical diagnosis, patient outcomes and the lowest possible dose of radiation use
  • Usually takes 45 minutes (can be up to 3 hours)
  • May require preparation such as fasting
  • Will require an injection
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our Nuclear Medicine service is a public and private service that provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services using radiopharmaceuticals.

We use the highest quality, state-of-the-art technology to optimise clinical diagnosis, patient outcomes and the lowest possible dose of radiation use.

Find out more about the different imaging techniques and what's involved.

Bulk billing

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. 

Contact Nuclear Medicine & PET for more information about out-of-pocket expenses.

For patients
For health professionals

Need to change or cancel your appointment?

Do one of the following:

  • Access Health Hub to change the appointment yourself
  • Complete our online form and we'll change it for you
  • Call Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) on (03) 9342 7393 and we'll help you over the phone

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)

For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number
Head of service
Dr Dinesh Sivaratnam
Contact us
Nuclear Medicine & PET
Phone
(03) 9342 7480
Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm
Fax
(03) 9342 7342
Email
nuclearmedicine@mh.org.au
Nuclear Medicine
Email
rmh-radiologyadministrators@mh.org.au
Radiology Administrators
Address
The RMH Parkville
Ground Level South East
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Referrals
Fax
(03) 9342 4234
Referrals for Specialist Clinics
Last updated 13 December 2022