My Health Centre (Formerly Parkway Nuclear Services)
MyHealth Centre (formerly Parkway Nuclear Services) is located at Ross Memorial Hospital on the 3rd Floor and can be reached at 705-328-6171.
Hours Of Operation
- Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Nuclear medicine is the use of safe, radioactive materials to help diagnose a wide variety of medical conditions and diseases.
When you undergo a nuclear medicine scan, a radiotracer is administered either by injection into a vein or by mouth through inhalation or ingestion. After the administration of the radiotracer, you may be asked to wait a period of time (a few hours or even days) before the actual scanning begins. The waiting period is necessary because the materials take different amounts of time to accumulate in the area of your body being studied.
During the scan, a camera will be placed close to the part of your body being studied. A number of different images will be taken, which will later be interpreted by a nuclear medicine physician. All testing is safe, painless and commonly performed.
Some of the more common tests performed at MyHealth Centre include the following:
- Bone Scan: This is used to evaluate any degenerative and/or arthritic changes in the joints, to find bone diseases and tumors, and/or to determine the cause of bone pain or inflammation.
- Cardiac Scan: There are several types of cardiac scans used to identify abnormal blood flow to the heart, to determine the extent of the damage of the heart muscle after a heart attack, and/or to measure heart function. Types of cardiac scans include:
- MUGA Scan – measures how efficiently the heart is pumping
- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) - performed in conjunction with a stress test, either on a treadmill or with a medication, to assess blood flow to the heart
- Gallium Scan: This is used to diagnose active infectious and/or inflammatory diseases, tumors and abscesses.
- HIDA Scan: This is used to evaluate the function of the liver and gallbladder and to assess the bile ducts for obstruction.
- Renal Scan: This is used to examine the kidneys and to find abnormal function or obstruction of the renal blood flow.
- Thyroid Uptake and Scan: This is used to evaluate thyroid function or to better evaluate a thyroid nodule or mass.
- VQ Lung Scan: A ventilation–perfusion (VQ) scan is used to examine airflow (ventilation) and blood flow (perfusion) in the lungs.
- Bone Mineral Density (BMD): A BMD is a non-invasive test that uses an X-ray to measure the density of your bones to determine your likelihood of developing osteoporosis.