Department of Medical Imaging
Nuclear Medicine uses a small quantity of radioactive material that is either injected, inhaled or ingested into the body in order to take images that provide physiological information. Once the radioactive tracer is in the body we use a special camera, called a gamma camera, to take pictures of the specific area of the body. RVH is proud to have three state of the art large field of view gamma cameras, two of which are SPECT/CT cameras.
We offer a variety of nuclear imaging tests including bone scans, myocardial perfusion treadmill or persantine tests, gallium imaging, hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal scans, brain perfusion, white blood cell imaging, lung and renal imaging, as well as thyroid uptake/scan and thyroid therapy.
All of our technologists are registered with the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario.
Nuclear Medicine Preparation Instructions
Nuclear Medicine Preparation.pdf
For accurate results to be attained,
it is important that the preparation instructions be followed exactly.
201 Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON L4M 6M2
Main Lobby (Level 2) past Cafe Royale and before the David McCullough Hearts & Minds Gallery.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Appointments are made once a requisition is received from the referring doctor.
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 43431
Please contact the department prior to your appointment if you require special accomodations, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding.