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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that uses radioactive tracers to assess bodily functions and to diagnose and treat disease. Specially designed cameras allow doctors to track the path of these radioactive tracers. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography or SPECT is one of the most common imaging modalities in nuclear medicine.

Our Symbia Intevo Bold combines high performance CT with advanced SPECT imaging to accommodate even the most challenging clinical questions.


At Queensland Radiology Specialists, we offer a bulk billed Nuclear Medicine service at our Mount Gravatt practice.

Bone Scan with SPECT CT:

      • Arthritis
      • Sport injuries
      • Suspected fractures with normal X-Ray
      • Identifying spinal facet joints suitable for injections


Myocardial Perfusion Scan (MPS)

      • Diagnosis of coronary artery disease and risk stratification
      • Preoperative assessment of patients at risk of ischemia and myocardial infarction
      • Assess lesions detected on CT coronary angiography for significance


Cerebral Perfusion Scan

      • Dementia


Thyroid Scan 

      • Hyperthyroidism (e.g. graves disease, thyroiditis, toxic adenomas)


Gall Bladder / Biliary Scan 

      • Acute and chronic cholecystitis
      • Post-cholecystectomy


Gastric Emptying Scan 

      • Investigate epigastric discomfort and bloating
      • Diagnosis and follow up of gastroparesis


Oesaophageal Transit and Reflux Scan 

      • Dysmotility
      • Reflex / aspiration


Renal Scans 

      • Assess and quantitate renal perfusion, differential renal function and drainage
      • Assess of presence of scaring