Clinics

Nuclear medicine

General diagnostic imaging

Locations

Nuclear medicine, ground floor, Borough Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Nuclear medicine, 1st floor, Lambeth Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Phone

Guy's Hospital: 020 7188 4112

St Thomas' Hospital: 020 7188 4084

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Most procedures can be performed at Guy's Hospital or St Thomas' Hospital.

Tests and scans can vary. Some take less than 1 hour while others need to be carried out over several days.

Cardiac (heart) stress testing

Locations

Nuclear medicine, ground floor, Borough Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Nuclear medicine, 1st floor, Lambeth Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Phone

Guy's Hospital: 020 7188 4112

St Thomas' Hospital: 020 7188 4084

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

At this clinic, we carry out 2-part examinations for stress and rest. The first part of the test (stress) takes place at Guy's Hospital on Wednesday or at St Thomas' Hospital on Tuesday. The second part (rest) is carried out at the same hospital within 2 weeks.

Children's imaging

Location: nuclear medicine, 1st Floor, Lambeth Wing, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Phone: 020 7188 4084

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

We carry out children's imaging in a custom-designed suite. This is a child friendly environment. Our staff are experts in dealing with younger patients. The team includes play specialists and we all work to make sure your child's visit runs as smoothly as possible.

Osteoporosis screening clinic

Location: osteoporosis unit, 1st floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Phone: 020 7188 4099 for osteoporosis screening reception

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm   

Adult osteoporosis screening is carried out at Guy's Hospital. Children's osteoporosis screening is carried out at St Thomas' Hospital.

Osteoporosis screening measures the density of your bones (which is related to bone strength) by performing bone density scans. You'll need to lay on a scanning bed for this procedure. We use very small amounts of X-rays and usually scan your lower spine and 1 hip. From this, we'll be able to assess whether you have or are likely to develop osteoporosis.

Thyroid clinic

Phone: 020 7188 4110

Location: ear, nose and throat (ENT) department, 3rd floor, Southwark Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Opening times: Monday, 2pm to 5pm

Our thyroid clinic offers treatments for non-cancer thyroid conditions including those with radioactive iodine.

New patients

If you're a new patient to the clinic, we might order a thyroid scan before your consultation. This is a test to look at the size, shape, position and activity levels of your thyroid gland.

The scan involves an injection of a very small amount of radioactive tracer and then a wait of about 20 minutes for your thyroid gland to absorb it. Then you'll have a scan of your thyroid. During the scan you'll lie on an imaging bed and the scanner will come close to your face but will not touch you.

You don't have to remove your clothing but any necklaces must be taken off. A staff member will stay in the room with you at all times. The scan does not have any side effects.

Our doctor will review these scans and talk to you about the results on the same day.

Existing patients

You'll see a consultant who will review your medicines and order a blood test to monitor response to treatment. They'll check that you are on the correct dose of thyroxine.

After the consultation and blood test you can leave the hospital. Our consultant will write to you and your GP once the blood test results are reviewed. This is usually within 1 week.

This clinic is led by:

  • Dr Fahim Ul-Hassan
  • Dr Nicolas Eftychiou
  • Dr Hajira Ilyas
  • Dr Ahmed Haseeb

Thyroid oncology clinic

Phone: 020 7188 4110

Location: ear, nose and throat (ENT) department, 3rd floor, Southwark Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Opening times: Monday, 2pm to 5pm

Our thyroid oncology clinic offers treatments for thyroid cancer including those with radioactive iodine.

Neuroendocrine clinic

Phone: 020 7188 4110

Location: Sarah ward, 1st floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

This clinic is led by:

  • Dr Nicolas Eftychio
  • Dr Fahim Ul-Hassan

For more information about this clinic, please see radionuclide therapy.

Radium clinic

Phone: 020 7188 4110

Location: nuclear medicine, ground floor, Borough Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Opening times: Monday and Thursday, times vary

This clinic offers scans and tests for prostate cancer. It is led by:

  • Dr Nicolas Eftychiou
  • Dr Hajira Ilyas

Radiosynovectomy clinic

The radiosynovectomy clinic is led by Dr Charlotte Fowler.

If you need more information about the radiosynovectomy clinic, please call 020 7188 0654.

Radionuclide therapy

Phone

Sarah ward: 020 7188 5992 or 020 7188 8869

Pathway coordinator: 020 7188 4110

Nuclear medicine reception: 020 7188 4112

Side room 5: 020 7188 5988

Side room 6: 020 7188 5996

Location: Sarah ward, 1st floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Radionuclide therapy takes place on Sarah ward and the nuclear medicine department. A named clinical nurse specialist will oversee your care.

Visiting hours are 2pm to 7.30pm. Please check before visiting due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more about our visiting guidance.

Due to the radioactive treatment you've had, the time visitors can spend with you is limited to:

  • evening of treatment, 10 minutes
  • day after treatment,  30 minutes

When your visitors come to the unit, they'll need to put on the blue overshoes and gloves provided outside the door. To minimise the radiation dose, your visitors will be asked to sit or stand behind the lead shields within the room. Do not hug or kiss your visitors during this visit.

It is important that you drink plenty of fluids after your treatment. This speeds up the removal of excess radioactive medicine from your body. We provide tea, coffee, fresh milk and filtered water.

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