What we do

The Medical Physics department, based at Bradford Royal Infirmary, provides a range of frontline patient services at BRI and St Luke’s Hospital, as well as behind-the-scenes scientific support.

The department aims to improve patient outcomes through innovation and the application of medical physics.

Main services

Nuclear medicine – Bradford Royal Infirmary

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat a range of diseases. Scanners called gamma cameras are generally used to detect the radiation and produce images.

Clinical physics/physiological measurement – Bradford Royal Infirmary

Clinical Physics carries out a range of diagnostic investigations including urodynamics, oesophageal manometry/pH studies, rectal ultrasound and anorectal manometry.

DXA/bone densitometry – St Luke’s Hospital

A DXA scan is an investigation that uses x-rays to measure bone mineral density. DXA stands for ‘dual x-ray absorptiometry. This type of scan is also known as a DEXA scan, a bone density scan or a bone densitometry scan.

PET-CT– Bradford Royal Infirmary

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust works in partnership with Alliance Medical to provide a PET-CT service based at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

This service uses a scanner that combines positron emission tomography (PET) with computed tomography (CT) to allow radioisotope tracers to be accurately located within the body to identify a range of diseases.

Referral guidelines for nuclear medicine studies

The Medical Physics Department endorses the referral guidelines of the European Commission and also provides specific guidelines for the tests we perform at the hospital. Click on the links below to access these guidelines.

If you wish to discuss specific referral queries please contact Dr Jon Martin, lead radiologist for nuclear medicine, on 01274 364124.

European Commission GuidelinesLocal General Nuclear Medicine GuidelinesPET-CT Clinical Indications

Interested in joining our team?

Our talented and compassionate staff help care for a diverse population, which is what makes Bradford such a special place to work. Choosing the right people is key to our success. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please contact us by email at careers@bthft.nhs.uk to discover more about our latest opportunities.

Who we are

Contact details

To contact us for appointment queries please call 01274 274274.

Opening times

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm


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