Nuclear Medicine About Us

 

About Nuclear Medicine:

 

Nuclear Medicine was introduced in Manitoba in the 1950’s as a ‘Radioisotope Lab’.  Today there are Nuclear Medicine departments located in five Winnipeg hospitals. Departments are located at the Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface General Hospital, Grace General Hospital, Victoria General Hospital and Seven Oaks General Hospital. The Nuclear Medicine program encompasses a full range of Nuclear Medicine procedures as well as PET imaging and bone density imaging.

 

The recent opening of the PET Centre at the Health Sciences Centre is an exciting development for Nuclear Medicine in Manitoba. Future expansion will continue with the construction of the Siemens Institute for Advanced Medicine. The Institute will include a PET imaging department and cyclotron.  Research will begin on the development of new positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals.

 

Bone density imaging in Manitoba is administered through the Manitoba Bone Density Program. Clinical imaging is conducted by Nuclear Medicine. Bone density researchers at the University of Manitoba are at the forefront of bone density research in Canada.

 

A residency training program and research opportunities are offered through the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. For more information about Nuclear Medicine at the University of Manitoba please follow the links

 

About Radiopharmacy:

The Health Sciences Centre Radiopharmacy is a centralized radiopharmacy that procures, prepares, controls for quality, and supplies radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals to the Nuclear Medicine Departments of the two major teaching hospitals (HSC and St. Boniface General Hospital) and to three community hospitals (Victoria, Grace and Seven Oaks Hospitals) within the city of Winnipeg.

 

We are actively involved in providing teaching opportunities to NM residents and NM technologist students. The Radiopharmacy is actively involved in various aspects of radiopharmaceutical research internally, in collaboration with other departments (Institute of Cell Biology, Bannatyne Campus Animal Care facility, UofM Department of Chemistry) and in contract research in conjunction with commercial companies. We have also initiated a collaboration with the Radiopharmacy at the Mulago Hospital of Makerere University in Uganda. In addition to basic research, we are also involved in radiopharmaceutical product development and optimization, particularly with clinical radiopharmaceutical formulations.

 

A main basic research area is development of radiomolecules with enhanced delivery to tumour sites with potential for diagnosis or therapy depending on nature of radionuclide. We are using polymers as enhanced drug delivery molecules and work is ongoing with cells and in animals.

Dr. Sandor Demeter, Associate Professor
Director, Nuclear Medicine
GC337, Health Sciences Centre
Phone: 204.787.3375

Dr. Bohdan Bybel, Assistant Professor
Section Head, Nuclear Medicine
GC337, Health Sciences Centre
Phone: 204.787.3837

Dr. William (Bill) Leslie, Professor
Section Head, Nuclear Medicine
St. Boniface General Hospital
Phone: 204.237.2311

Dr. Mashael Alhrbi, Lecturer
Nuclear Medicine
St. Boniface General Hospital
Phone: 204.237.2311

Dr. Daniel Levin, Assistant Professor
Nuclear Medicine
GC325 Health Sciences Centre
Phone: 204.787.7061

Dr. Sheryl Stern, Assistant Professor
Nuclear Medicine
GG345 Health Sciences Centre
Phone: 204.787.3375

Pat Duncan, Secretary
Nuclear Medicine
GC337, Health Sciences Centre
Phone: 204.787.3837