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Radioisotopes (Nuclear Medicine Physics)

The Radioisotope Department provides nuclear medicine services to The Royal London Hospital. Apart from a small number of haematological tests, all clinical work involving the administration of unsealed radioactive substance to patients is controlled from this department.

The physics staff provide radiation protection advice, quality assurance and first-line servicing of radiation detecting equipment. The team is also responsible for developing and managing the computer handling of patient data.

Services provided:

  • Quality control measurements for gamma cameras and associated computers.
  • All aspects of imaging and computer technology.
  • Management and development of data processing, archiving and data security.
  • Management of the therapeutic use of unsealed radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Liaison with the Environment Agency.
  • Liaison with the Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC).
  • Advice on the transport of radioactive substances.
  • Staff training programmes.
  • Applied research and development.


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