Fighting disease with radiopharmaceuticals
Nuclear Medicine primarily uses special radioisotopes for diagnosis and treatment of disease. Using the radioisotopes, we can diagnose and treat diseases in fast, safe and painless ways. We can often diagnose and treat conditions long before other procedures might detect them.
We provide clinical services associated with the Dalhousie Department of Diagnostic Radiology teaching programs all over Atlantic Canada:
- The Halifax Infirmary Nuclear Medicine site
- Victoria General Nuclear Medicine site
- Victoria General PET/CT centre
- IWK Nuclear Medicine site
- Saint John Regional Hospital Nuclear Medicine site
We lead an integrated residency training program in Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology and accept one candidate into PGY1 Nuclear Medicine every second year. We are also the main clinical site for the training of Nuclear Medicine technologists through the Faculty of Health Professions. Medical Students are welcome through the department’s electives program.
The section serves all of Nova Scotia for radioistope therapy notably for Thyroid Cancer and Neuroendocrine tumors. The QEII is also the only provider of PET CT scanning for all of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.
The section also provides basic nuclear medicine training to residents in the Dalhousie Diagnostic Radiology residency program.