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Clinics & services

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine

We develop and use radioactive materials to diagnose and treat disease.

By train and bus

Ivanhoe train station (on the Hurstbridge Line) is a short bus journey away from the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

Visitors catching a Hurstbridge line train to Ivanhoe station can catch the number 548 - Kew (Cotham Road) - La Trobe University Bundoora bus from the station to Waterdale Road.

A number of other bus routes also service the hospital.

Use Public Transport Victoria's journey planner to help plan your travel to Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • Biliary scans
  • Bone scans
  • Brain SPECT scans
  • Carbon 14 breath tests
  • Colonic transit studies
  • Gallium scans
  • Gastric emptying studies
  • GFR studies
  • GI bleed studies
  • Heat damaged red cell studies
  • Haemangioma studies
  • Liver spleen scans
  • Leveen shunt studies
  • Lymphoscintigraphy studies
  • Meckel's scans
  • Myocardial infarct studies
  • Myocardial rest/redistribution studies
  • Myocardial stress tests 
  • Oesophageal swallow studies
  • Red blood cell volume studies
  • Parathyroid study
  • Renal captopril scans
  • Renal scans
  • Renal and GFR studies
  • RNVG scans
  • Thyroid scans
  • VQ lung scans
  • White blood cell studies


For patients

You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.

For health professionals

Requests for studies are accepted on your own stationery.

Otherwise please email or fax the referral form below.

Reports are delivered via HealthLink.

An on-call service is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week including public holidays.

All requests for out-of-hours work are discussed with the on-call Nuclear Medicine registrar or physician, who can be contact via Austin Health Switchboard on 9496 5000.

If your patient has had previous Nuclear Medicine or relevant Radiology studies performed elsewhere, we ask that these are brought to their appointment for comparison. If these are not at hand, then we may contact the previous service provider for copies.

Contact us

Nuclear Medicine

Phone: 03 9496 5718

Fax: 03 9457 6605


Open hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm


Professor Andrew Scott
Medical & Scientific Director, Molecular Imaging & Therapy


Level 1, Harold Stokes Building
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC

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Postal address

Nuclear Medicine
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084