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Nuclear Medicine Suite

Nuclear medicine imaging provides very detailed pictures of what is happening inside the body, and can uncover abnormalities which might otherwise go undetected.

We conduct Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans, one of the most frequently-used methods of imaging. It allows physicians to detect extremely small growths and very subtle changes of function in organs, tissues and other parts of the body.
 

This allows physicians to treat conditions earlier and more accurately.



 


 

SPECT Scanner

The procedures are used to diagnose and manage the treatment of:

• Brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease
• Bone disorders
• Cancer
• Gastrointestinal disorders
• Heart Disease
• Kidney and thyroid disorders
• Lung disorders

During examinations, small amounts of radioactive material are required to be injected, inhaled or swallowed to act as tracers. 

Nuclear medicine scans are performed on organs and parts of the body with radionuclides.

There are three phases to a scan: 

  1. Radionuclide administration
  2. Imaging
  3. Image interpretation

Depending on the body tissue and radionuclide used, scans duration varies and could range from a few moments to a few days.
 


Nuclear Medicine Therapy

Nuclear medicine therapy is a form of treatment often used in later stages of cancers when the disease becomes resistant to conventional treatments. Nuclear medicine physicians would administer radioactive drugs that bind to cancer cells to shrink or destroy them.

Farrer Park Hospital's Nuclear Medicine Suite is helmed by a team of multidisciplinary experts experienced in delivering personalized care via the following imaging tests and therapies for various cancers.


Imaging Tests


 

Therapies


Contact: (65) 6705 2777
Location: Level 3

Operating Hours:
Mon - Fri:
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sun & PH: Closed​