Featuring Evan Adams

Evan Adams

Evan Adams has worked in our Diagnostic Imaging department as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 8 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Medical Biophysics from Western University, a bachelor’s degree in Medical Radiation Sciences from the University of Toronto and a diploma in Nuclear Medicine from the Michener Institute.

“Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive tracers to diagnose and determine the severity of, or treat a variety of diseases including many types of cancers, heart disease, and other abnormalities within the body,” says Evan. “We perform over 60 nuclear medicine tests per week and depending on what area of the body we are investigating, the radioactive tracers we use are unique to each test.”

Nuclear Medicine Technologists are highly specialized health care professionals who prepare and administer radioactive chemicals, known as radiopharmaceuticals. They also operate medical equipment, like gamma cameras, that are used in the diagnosis of many diseases and injuries. Nuclear medicine is a functional imaging modality that looks at how an organ system is functioning rather than its structure. 

When it comes to nuclear medicine safety, Evan is SAH’s in-house expert. He is a registered member of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario and is also the Radiation Safety Officer for our nuclear medicine licenses through the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Evan is passionate about process improvement. “I believe in continuous improvement in patient services. I am keen to stay abreast of new methodologies or procedures that will improve quality and safety, and create efficiencies.”

Evan’s favourite part of his work is his interaction with patients. “It’s natural to be anxious about having a diagnostic test so it’s important to me that I put my patients at ease by taking the time to explain the procedure and engaging patients in conversation.”

In his spare time, Evan enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, playing board games, Frisbee and running. Evan is also involved in leading running groups as part of a Wellness Committee initiative. We recognize Evan Adams for his dedication to his work and contributions to patient care!