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Appointments are required for all exams except X-ray, which is offered on a walk-in basis. Requisitions are required for every appointment.

Nuclear Medicine Imaging

In Calgary, our Nuclear Medicine Imaging services use small amounts of radioactive material to assess the function of organs. The radioactive material (called a radiopharmaceutical) travels to the specific organ to be examined, such as the heart, thyroid, kidney, bones, etc. A device called a gamma camera detects the location of the radiopharmaceutical, and provides information about whether the specific organ is functioning properly. This can help identify the cause or status of a disease.

Our locations also feature the very latest in state-of-the-art Nuclear Medicine Imaging technology, which can perform a Bone Scan with SPECT/CT imaging.  This specialized exam can provide detailed images highlighting areas of concern, which is especially useful for looking at the small bones of the spine, wrist, ankle, and foot.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Because a radiopharmaceutical is injected into your body, please notify your technologist if there is a chance you may be pregnant, or if you are nursing. The exam may need to be postponed if you are pregnant or are unsure about your pregnancy status. If you are nursing, you will be given further instructions regarding breastfeeding.
  • Allergic reactions to the tracer are extremely rare, but it is still important to tell your doctor if you have a history of allergies or if you are currently taking medication.

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Our Technology

Mayfair uses GE’s Discovery NM/CT 670, which combines molecular imaging excellence with advanced SPECT and CT technologies. The automated fusion from SPECT and CT images enables faster anatomical coverage, more accurate measurement of tracer uptake, and special features to improve a patient’s ease and comfort.