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Our services

Nuclear medicine technician Ruth Turnpenney lying on the gamma camera couch at LRI
Nuclear medicine technician Ruth Turnpenney lying on the gamma camera couch at LRI


Nuclear medicine is a branch of medicine and medical imaging that uses the radioactive, or nuclear, properties of certain substances in diagnosis and therapy.

We provide the following services at Leicester's hospitals:

  • Diagnostic imaging using radioisotopes

  • Non-imaging investigations with radioisotopes

  • Radioisotope therapy 

  • Quality control of equipment, including the gamma cameras used for imaging patients 

  • Manufacture of the radiopharmaceuticals in the purpose built radiopharmacy

  • Radiation monitoring of each nuclear medicine department

  • Radiation protection advice relating to the transport, storage and handling of radioactive materials

  • Radiation protection advice for staff, patients and the public following a nuclear medicine investigation

  • Advice on compliance with current legislation relating to the administration of radioactive sources to patients

  • Application and monitoring of ARSAC certificates

  • Research and development