Nuclear Medicine

Services offered

Radio-isotope imaging of all relevant conditions. Nuclear medicine techniques provide essentially non-invasive functional information which is complimentary to the more structural information obtained from other imaging investigation.


Dr. Jan Esser

1st Floor Central Avenue, Arwyp Medical Centre
011 394 6600 / 011 975 9230

The following investigative procedures are available:

  • Musculo skeletal system
  • Bone scan
  • Joint scan
  • Bone marrow scan

Respiratory system

  • Tc-99m MMA lung perfusion scan
  • Tc-99m DTPA aerosol ventilation scan
  • Tc-99m DTPA aerosol mucociliary clearance
  • Tc-99m DTPA lung permeability scan

Tumour imaging

  • Gallium-67 Citrate scan
  • In-111 Octreotide scan

Genito urinary system

  • Dynamic renal scan Tc-99m DTPA/MAG3
  • Tc-99m DMSA renal cortical scan
  • Voiding indirect cystography
  • Determination of residual urine volume
  • Testicular scan

Cardiovascular system

  • Myiocardial perfusion ischaemia/infarct Tc-99m Cadiolite
  • Thallium-201 myocardial viability (hibernation)


  • Gallium-67 Citrate scan
  • Tc-99m HMPAO labelled white blood cells

Special imaging procedures

  • Dacroscintigraphy
  • CSF shunt potency
  • Sentinel lymph node imaging
  • Intra-operative probe detection

Central nervous system

  • Functional brain imaging - Cisternography
  • Thallium-201 recurrent brain tumour

Gastro-intestinal system

  • Salivary gland scan
  • Oesophageal scintigraphy
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux study (children)
  • Gastric emptying study (solid/liquid phases)
  • Detection of gastro-intestinal bleeding
  • Detection of Meckel’s Diverticulum
  • Liver/spleen imaging
  • Liver haemogiomania study
  • Hepatobiliary scan (HIDA)

Endocrine system

  • Tc-99m pertechnetate thyroid scan
  • l-131 / l-123 substernal thyroid scan
  • l-131 thyroid uptake measurement
  • l-131 wholebody scan
  • Tc-99m Sestamibi Parathyroid scan
  • l-131 MIBG Adrenal medulla scan
  • l-132 MIBG Adrenal medulla scan
  • l-131 NP-59 Adrenal cortex scan
  • Indium-111 Octreotide scan