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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty that utilizes radioactive tracers to image and treat a biological process/condition. Nuclear Medicine offers the possibility to detect diseases in early stage and assess response to treatment precisely. Its non-invasive nature allows using it as a powerful diagnostic tool for a wide array of ailments.

The nuclear medicine procedures are well established in many specialties including oncology, urology, pediatrics, endocrinology, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and orthopedics.

Advantages of Nuclear Medicine

  • Functional imaging
  • Functional changes occur before structural changes in pathology
  • Early diagnosis and treatment
  • Radionuclide therapy – more tumor specific and lesser adverse effects

The Department of Nuclear Medicine, PSG Hospitals, is equipped with state-of-art hybrid PET-CT system – Siemens Biograph Horizon (LSO crystal with TOF) and dual head Gamma camera (SPECT) – Siemens Evo Excel.

Advantages of PET-CT

  • All in one imaging
  • More accurate diagnosis and treatment response
  • Convenient and cost-effective

The department of Nuclear Medicine, PSG Hospitals, provides multitude of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities for both oncologic and non-oncologic indications.

  • Diagnostic
  • General Nuclear Medicine scans
  • Bone scan
    • Whole body
    • Triple phase
  • Renal scans
    • DTPA
    • EC
    • DMSA
  • Thyroid scan
  • Parathyroid adenoma scan (Sestamibi)
  • Myocardial perfusion scans (Sestamibi)
    • Stress – Physical & Pharmacological
    • Rest – Nitrate augmented (Myocardial viability test)
  • Hepatobiliary scan (HIDA/ BRIDA)
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux scan (Milk scan)
  • Meckel’s scan
  • Direct radionuclide cystogram (DRCG – VUR)
  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Salivary gland scan
  • Esophageal transit scan
  • Gastric emptying scan
  • Colonic transit scan
  • Labelled RBC scan
    • Lower gastrointestinal bleed
    • Liver perfusion
    • Multigated acquisition (MUGA)
  • Brain SPECT
    • ECD – Brain perfusion
    • TRODAT – Dopamine transporter imaging
  • I-131 Whole body scan
  • I-131 MIBG scan
  • Liver spleen scan (Reticuloendothelial system)
  • Bone marrow scan
  • Testicular scan
  • Perchlorate discharge test
  • DMSA-V whole body scan

PET-CT

  • FDG PET-CT Whole body
  • FDG PET- CT Brain
  • FDG PET- CT Myocardial viability
  • F-18 NaF bone scan
  • FPSMA PET- CT Whole body
  • FDOPA PET- CT Whole body
  • FDOPA PET – CT Brain
  • FCholine PET-CT

Therapeutic

  • Radioiodine (I-131) therapy
    • Thyrotoxicosis
    • Thyroid cancer
  • I-131 MIBG therapy
  • Metastatic bone pain palliation
    • Sm-153 EDTMP
    • Lu-177 EDTMP
  • Lu-177 PSMA therapy
  • Ac-225 PSMA therapy
  • Lu-177 DOTATATE therapy
  • Ac-225 DOTATATE therapy
  • I-131 Lipiodol therapy
  • Y-90 TARE
  • Radiosynovectomy

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