Nuclear Medicine Tests
Diagnostic Imaging

Nuclear medicine tests help diagnose a variety of diseases. A very small, safe amount of a medical isotope (radioactive substance) is injected into a vein, swallowed or breathed in. Specials cameras are usually used to see images of your organs. 

Sometimes, Nuclear Medicine is used to treat disease.

The length of the test varies depending on what organ is being viewed. Often, multiple scans will be performed. This may require return visits to complete the exam. Details, including any special preparations, will be provided when your appointment is confirmed.

For more information about diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine, visit the Canadian Association of Radiologists’ website and Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine website.

More about this service

Location, hours and contact information

Aberdeen Hospital
Tel: 902-752-7600 ext 2910
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-567-7778
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Tel: 902-893-4321
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Halifax Infirmary
Tel: 902-473-4276
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Shore Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-527 5227
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Martha’s Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-867-4500 ext 4494
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Valley Regional Hospital 
Tel: 902-679-2657 ext 2722
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Victoria Building - QEII
Tel: 902-473-7770
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Tel: 1-877-742-2571
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How do I get an appointment?

A referral from your doctor is required. 

How do I cancel/change my appointment? 

Phone the location at which you booked your appointment, to reschedule. Contact numbers are listed in the section above titled Location, hours and contact information.