We aim to reduce the amount of radiation we use, in line with the international principle ‘as low as reasonably achievable’ (ALARA).
The adult doses we use are regularly compared to the national average. Our paediatric doses are calculated according to your child’s weight and international consensus formulas established by the European Society of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the American Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).
Some scans and therapies have special restrictions or requirements that we can tell you about before starting your scan.
There are also various restrictions for radioactive Iodine-131 therapy that we discuss with you when you make an appointment.