Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is a relatively new and rapidly developing medical specialty which uses trace amounts of radionuclides for imaging and treatment of cancers and non-cancerous conditions. The unique feature of Nuclear Medicine is that it demonstrates organ function in contrast to routine diagnostic radiology which provides structural details. These Nuclear Medicine procedures detect abnormalities much earlier than other diagnostic tests in many conditions as the functional changes occur earlier than structural changes become apparent, there by leading to earlier treatment with better outcome. With the advent of Hybrid imaging methods such as SPECT/ CT and PET/ CT in Nuclear Medicine, both structural and functional details can be obtained at the same time.

Our Nuclear Medicine Department is equipped with a state-of-the-art SPECT/ CT scanner (Optima NMCT 640), which enables functional assessment of various organs and performs the below listed tests.

BONE SCAN ESOPHAGEAL TRANSIT STUDY LIVER / SPLEEN (RES) SCAN PARATHYROID SCAN
BRAIN SPECT FIRST PASS STUDY LIVER (BLOOD POOL SCAN) PERCHLORATE DISCHARGE TEST
BRAIN SCINTIGRAPHY (DTPA) GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX / MILK SCAN LUNG PERFUSION STUDY PERITONEO-PLEURAL SCAN
CISTERNOGRAPHY GASTRIC EMPTYING STUDY LUNG VENTILATION AND PERFUSION STUDY (V/Q SCAN) TRANSPLANT RENAL SCAN
DACRYOSCINTIGRAPHY GI BLEED STUDY LUNG SHUNT QUANTIFICATION SALIVARY SCINTIGRAPHY
DIRECT RADIONUCLIDE CYSTOGRAM (DRCG) HEPATOBILIARY SCINTIGRAPHY / HIDA SCAN LYMPHOSCINTIGRAPHY SCINTIMAMMOGRAPHY
DMSA - III RENAL SCAN ICTAL AND INTERICTAL BRAIN SPECT MECKEL’S SCAN SESTAMIBI – TUMOUR IMAGING
DMSA – V WHOLE BODY SCAN I-131 THYROID UPTAKE SCAN MIBG SCAN MUGA / ERNA STUDY TESTICULAR SCAN
DTPA / EC RENAL SCAN I-131 WHOLE BODY SCAN MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION SCAN (REST) TC-99m THYROID SCAN
DTPA / EC PRE AND POST CAPTOPRIL RENAL SCAN OCTREOTIDE SCINTIGRAPHY (HYNICTOC) STRESS AND REST MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY TRODAT SCAN


Our department is also equipped with a state of the art PET-CT scanner(Discovery IQ 16 slice), which is commonly used in the evaluation of the following disorders,

Our hospital is equipped with nuclear medicine wards, which provide a range of radionuclide therapies as listed below,

Doctors

1. Dr. Senthil R Specialist
2. Dr. Arun Visakh R Sr. Registrar