NZ Medical Imaging

Auckland , Waikato
Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for Consultations

About NZ Medical Imaging

NZ Medical Imaging are Nuclear Medicine specialists in Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.

The following description is a generic description for the category and does not necessarily reference all the services/ procedures offered by NZ Medical Imaging.


Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine involves using radioisotopes (radioactive chemicals) in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease. Radioactive substances emit energy waves due to decaying atomic nuclei. They act as tracers for diagnosis, and in treatment to kill cancerous cells. Usually, small amounts of radioactive materials or radiopharmaceuticals are used, substances that are attracted to specific organs, bones or tissues. The radiopharmaceuticals emit gamma rays that can be detected externally by gamma or PET cameras. Images are then assembled by computers to provide data and information about the area of body being imaged. Treatment with nuclear medicine is based on the destructive power of radiation, which is used to remove unwanted, especially cancerous, tissues. The radiation used travels only a short distance, thereby minimising unwanted side-effects and damage to non-involved organs or nearby structures.

Contact NZ Medical Imaging

09 638 9174
After hours: 027 227 4855
90 Mountain Rd
Epsom
Auckland

PO Box 74 182,
Greenlane
Auckland 1546

Opening Hours
Mon
7:30am – 6:00pm

Tue
7:30am – 6:00pm

Wed
7:30am – 6:00pm

Thu
7:30am – 6:00pm

Fri
7:30am – 6:00pm

Sat
Closed

Sun
Closed

90 Mountain Rd Auckland 1023 New Zealand