Nuclear Medicine

The Nuclear Medicine (NM) Department at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals provides diagnostic Radionuclide Imaging (RNI) services (normally constitutes 95% of the total workload) and radio-iodine treatment (5%) of patients with thyroid disease. NM utilizes very costly radioactive materials that perish with time and these are imported from outside the country. Hence, patient's procedures are performed in batches and on a strict scheduling system, although emergency cases can always be accommodated whenever the radiopharmaceuticals are available in the department.