| Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine is a public and private service which provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services using radiopharmaceuticals.
Diagnostic services include the assessment of: myocardial perfusion, (exercise Thallium or Sestamibi) to assess for coronary artery disease, malignant and benign bone pain and sports injury, renal function, renal artery stenosis (Captopril renal scans) pulmonary embolus by perfusion / ventilation, staging of malignancy eg bone/gallium scan, cardiac function, gastrointestinal transit studies.
Limited Positron Emission Tomography is available as is liaison with Bone Mineral Densitometry.
Treatment is delivered for thyrotoxicosis (131 Iodine), thyroid cancer (131 Iodine), rheumatoid arthritis (90Y Silicate), painful bone metastases (89Strontium), polycythaemia
(32 Phosporous), and liver metastases (90Y microspheres).
Ground Floor (near underground carpark)
Clinical Sciences Building
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Grattan Street, Parkville 3050
Telephone 9342 7480
Facsimile 9342 7342
Hours 0800 - 1730 Monday-Friday (8am - 5.30pm)
Director Dr Meir Lichtenstein
|Dr Meir Lichtenstein
Nuclear Medicine Physician (NMP)
|Dr Nathan Better
NM Physician : Cardiologist
|Dr Dinesh Sivaratnam
||Consultant NM Physician : Cardiologist
||Consultant NM Physician : Oncologist
|Dr H.B Toh
||Consultant NM Physician : Radiologist
|| 9342 7480|
|Dr Nouria Salehi
||Chief NM Technologist
For appointments, request forms, patient instructions and a list of available procedures, phone 9342 7480. Fax referral letters or request forms to 9342 7342. Send an original letter or request to accompany the patient.
For Bone Mineral Densitometry phone 9342 7027.
Advice and urgent referrals: to discuss an individual patient or urgent referral, phone 9342 7480 to speak with a Medical Consultant. A Nuclear Medicine Physician is available for this during working hours or via The Royal Melbourne Hospital switchboard after hours.