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Nuclear Medicine Service


Published on 21 February 2023
The public service mission of the SHFJ is ensured by the Nuclear Medicine Service which carries out scintigraphic examinations in two sectors, the conventional nuclear medicine sector (single-photon emission tomography or TEMP) and the positron emission tomography (PET) sector.

Head of service

Vincent Lebon
01 69 86 77 01
Public service mission

The Nuclear Medicine Service is a central service of the Nord-Essonne Healthcare Cooperation Group (GCS), including Orsay, Longjumeau and Juvisy hospitals. Its activity is based on a partnership with the CEA. The department carries out nuclear medicine activities for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for the hospital group as well as for medical professionals throughout the entire life area.

Conventional nuclear medicine sector (single-photon emission tomography or TEMP)

In this sector explorations for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes are carried out. For this Research, the service has 2 gamma cameras, one of them coupled with a CT scanner. It carries out several examinations about a large number of pathologies:

  • myocardial scintigraphy in the diagnosis and monitoring of coronary pathology ;
  • bone scintigraphy in the osteo-articular pathology of children and adults and oncology in the context of the extension of certain cancers in search of bone metastases ;
  • pulmonary ventilation-perfusion scintigraphies in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism but also in the pre-surgical assessment of certain bronchopulmonary cancers ;
  • cerebral scintigraphy for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and related pathologies ;
  • thyroid scintigraphy, particularly in the etiologic assessment of hyperthyroidism, parathyroid scintigraphy in hyperparathyroidism and octreoscan scintigraphy in diagnosis, extension and therapeutic follow-up of endocrine tumors ;
  • sentinel node search in breast cancer.

The metabolic therapeutic activity concerns the ambulatory treatment of hyperthyroidism by iodine-131.

Positron emission tomography sector  (PET)

For this activity, the service has a PET-CT camera. The activities concern cancerology and neurology:

  • in oncology, scintigraphy using radiopharmaceuticals [18F] -FDG, [18F] -Choline or [18F] -DOPA for diagnosis, extension assessment, therapeutic follow-up or research for recurrence of cancers ;
  • in pediatrics, in the diagnosis of hyperinsulinism ;
  • in neurology, in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative pathologies and for the pre-surgical assessment of epilepsy in children and adults.
Practical information

To get to the Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot
instructions here.

Medical secretary

01 69 86 77 09
secretariat -medi cal.

Cadre de santé

Brigitte Jouve
01 69 86 77 87


Appointments for an examination are made by the medical secretary of the SHFJ, upon patient's request. For a particular examination (myocardial, brain), a written invitation is sent to the accompanied by an explanatory note explaining the procedure for the examination.

The deadline is about one week, except for urgent cases where it can be reduced to one day, sometimes the same day.

Some examinations are taken preferentially on a particular day of the week, for example myocardial scintigraphy.

The SHFJ welcomes all patients including infants (under 6 years). All requests for scintigraphic examinations are verified and validated by a nuclear physician, who agrees or disagrees about the examination.

Time range

The opening time of the reception runs from 7.30 am to 5 pm non-stop, Monday to Friday, 48 weeks a year (three weeks in August and one week between Christmas and the New Year's Day).


At the end of the examination, a report is drawn up by a nuclear physician of the SHFJ. The final report is faxed to the prescribing physician within a maximum of two days. The final report is also sent by post, along with a hard copy of the images (representing the most significant cuts for the examination).

information to patients

The tariffs applied comply with the social security nomenclature. Rates are communicated at the request of patients.