Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is an extremely specialized subspecialty of medicine where the specialists provide the patient with a small amount of radioactive medication, called radiopharmaceutical in a technically precise and sophisticated manner.

This type of treatment method uses medically approved radioactive tracers called radiopharmaceuticals that assist in assessing bodily functions which enable the specialists in diagnosing and treating the disease and helps in the early identification of the disease which results in better clinical outcomes. Nuclear medicine assists in determining the severity of a host of diseases which includes many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body.

The treatment method involves the use of a special nuclear medicine camera which detects the radiation that is released from the body and captures images of the internal organs and their functioning. This requires expert skills, advanced technology and carefully handled clinical materials as precision is paramount in this type of treatment method. Depending on the type of radioactive medication that is used, doctors can capture images of multiple organs using this treatment method.

Nuclear medicine is a safe and secure treatment method that can be administered to all age groups and its only limitation lies with pregnant patients with relative contraindication in breastfeeding patients as the patients undergoing this treatment are injected with a radioactive medication into their bloodstream through a vein, which makes one’s body slightly radioactive for a short time.

The department offers both Diagnostic & Therapeutic procedures like:

  • Gamma camera/ SPET
  • Bone Scan
  • Renal Scan
  • Gastro- intestinal Scan
  • Hepato-Biliary Studies
  • Liver Scan
  • Lung Scan
  • Brain SPECT
  • Bone Scan
  • Renal Scan
  • Thyroid Scan
  • PET -CT
  • Theranostics – Radionuclide Therapy & Trans-arterial Radio Embolization (TARE).

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