Coronavirus guidance

If you think you may have symptoms of coronavirus (opens in new window) >, follow the national guidance and self-isolate for 10 days. Please see our information for visitors > before you plan on visiting one of our hospitals. If you, or a member of your family has tested positive for coronavirus, please find resources to aid your/their recovery on our supporting your recovery from coronavirus > page.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine enables the function of organs within the body to be measured as well as analysing their anatomy.

It can often identify abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease. Nuclear medicine uses medicines (pharmaceuticals) that have been labelled with a very small amount of a radioactive material (radioisotope). The radiation exposure is very low and poses little risk.

All appointment letters include an information leaflet that describes the test or treatment in detail. If you receive a letter from nuclear medicine, please read through the letter and information leaflet carefully.

Royal Derby Hospital


Level 5
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 8NE

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5pm