Dr Walter Haindl

Sydney

About Dr Walter Haindl

Dr Walter Haindl is a Nuclear Medicine specialist in Randwick, NSW, Australia.


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 Dr Walter Haindl

02 9650 4918
Ste 20, Lvl 7, Prince of Wales Pvt Hosp
Barker St
Randwick 2031 NSW

02 9650 4913
Ste 24, Lvl 7
Barker St
Randwick 2031 NSW

Barker St NSW 2031 Australia
Page last updated on 3 August 2020