Australian & NZ Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)

National Organisation

About Australian & NZ Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)

Australian & NZ Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM) are Nuclear Medicine specialists in Parkville, VIC, Australia.

The following description is a generic description for the category and does not necessarily reference all the services/ procedures offered by Australian & NZ Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM).


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.

Credentials

Key Staff

Surgeon
Mr Stan Govender
MBChB, FRACS, FACP (Phlebology)

Vein Physician
Dr Elisabeth De Felice
MBBCh, FACP (Phlebology)

Contact Australian & NZ Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)

03 9387 9627

ANZSNM Secretariat, PO Box 202, Parkville

PO Box 202, Parkville 3052 VIC

PO Box 202 Parkville VIC 3052 Australia