Nuclear Medicine

Image of a scanner Nuclear Medicine at Derriford is the largest such department in the South West, with tertiary referrals from across the Peninsula. 

It has 4 gamma cameras (including SPECT/CT), a MHRA-licensed radiopharmacy and dedicated medical and physics support. The full range of diagnostic procedures (imaging and non-imaging) is offered, together with thyroid clinics. There is shared access to a single treatment room on Brent ward for an increasing range of radioisotope treatments. 

The department provides administrative and medical support to the national PET/CT contract (2 scanning days per week) and medical support to thyroid clinics in Truro. We also support a wide range of research trials.

Predominantly outpatient-based. Open weekdays 09.00-18.30. Continuous medical cover for ad-hoc reporting and advice.

Contact details

  • For scan appointments: 01752 245159 (internal extension 52275)
  • For thyroid clinic appointments and follow-up queries: 01752 432515 (internal extension 32515)
  • For medical advice: (01752) 432515 (internal extension 32515) or email the consultants
  • For radiation protection advice: 01752 792281 (internal extension 52281) or email the medical physicists

Useful Documents

Overview of Nuclear Medicine Procedures
Download an overview of Nuclear Medicine procedures
GP Handbook
Click here to download the Nuclear Medicine handbook for GP's.

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