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Nuclear medicine is a super specialty which is the latest and upcoming branch of medical diagnostics and therapy. This refined and sophisticated field of Molecular Imaging uses Radioisotopes (special nuclear pharmaceuticals) to assess the function of the different organs in the body. Analysis of the function of different organs, Physiologic and functional Quantification of different parameters like Perfusion, Accumulation, Split function, Clearance and Excretion is done under a Gamma Camera after injection of Organ specific tracers. It is targeted to the specific organ in question, cost effective, noninvasive, safe and painless. The amount of radiation in a nuclear medicine procedure is comparable to that received during a diagnostic CT scan. Children also commonly undergo nuclear medicine procedures to evaluate Bone Pain, injuries, infection, or kidney and bladder function. Most Common nuclear medicine applications include diagnosis and treatment of hyperthyroidism (Graves’ Disease), cardiac stress tests to analyze heart function ( before and after bypass surgery), bone scans for orthopedic injuries, lung scans for blood clots, and liver and gall bladder procedures to diagnose abnormal function or blockages.

Procedures

DIAGNOSTIC:

  • Brain SPECT
  • Thyroid I-131 / Tc-99m
  • Parathyroid Scan
  • Breast
  • Bone Scan – Whole body
  • Bone Scan – 3 phase + Whole Body
  • Bone Scan – SPECT + Whole Body
  • DEXA bonedenistometry
  • Myocardial Perfusion – Rest/Stress (TMT/Adenosine / Persantine) OR Rest / Redistribution
  • MUGA (Rest)
  • Lung Perfusion
  • Liver/Spleen
  • Hepatobiliary
  • GE Reflux
  • GI Bleed
  • PET CT
  • Renal – DTPA/MAG-3
  • Renal – DMSA (Cortical)
  • Renal – VCUG
  • Lymph Node Scan
  • Gallium Scan
  • Octreoscan
  • MIBG Scan
  • Venogram
  • Miscellaneous / Other

THERAPEUTIC:

  • I-131 Therapy(Graves/Cancer)
  • Sr-89 Therapy ( Metastatic Bone Pain)
  • Y – 90 SIRT ( For liver cancer)
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