Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging

Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging

What is Nuclear Medicine?

Why Nuclear Scan?

When we already have X-ray, Ultrasound, CT & MRI, why do we need this?
When do we use Nuclear Scan

Radionuclide procedures are available for almost all organ systems just like the different X-ray procedures. It is used in evaluation of Heart, Lung, Brain, Bone, Kidneys, Liver etc.Scans are designed to study various aspects like concentration, excretion, drainage/flow of tracers in various organs or localize/characterize the leison pathology.

Is it Safe

PET CT

GE/Discovery IQ PET CT – First in South Tamilnadu to have a PET CT

PET CT is revolutionizing Cancer care

The value of Whole body Positron Emission Tomography–Computed Tomography (PET/CT) for diagnostic imaging in oncology is well established with its capabilities to combine anatomical and functional aspects of the whole body to provide a complete picture of patient’s disease status.

PET CT can help speed up treatment, because metabolic changes in a tumor occur more frequently than structural changes. It is a more accurate and reliable solution that can help clinicians determine how well a treatment is working especially in lymphomas after as few as 1 to 2 cycles of chemotherapy, and they will be able to tailor the treatment according to individual patient’s response and needs. Thus Molecular imaging using PET CT is a decisive tool for early diagnosis, treatment staging as well as monitoring the progress of treatment, while also reducing overall treatment cost.

Most common uses of PET/CT are found in Oncology, Cardiology and Neurology practices.

Gamma Camera – SPECT

GE-Millenium MG

with Gamma Camera involves preparation and injection of radiopharmaceuticals that specifically trace the function of Organ of Interest. Radiopharmaceuticals are prepared in the well-equipped Hot Lab in the Department of Molecular Imaging. These specific radiopharmaceuticals are administered to patients and images are acquired. Static, dynamic and parametric images can be obtained under a Gamma Camera.

Diagnostic Services:

Stress myocardial perfusion spect - (thallium scan)

Advanced cardiac analysis with quantitative perfusion Spect and gated spect software provides the following information:

Clinical Indications

Whole Body Bone Scan
A bone scan is a diagnostic imaging study which records the distribution of a radioactive tracer in the skeletal system. It is the most sensitive study available to pick up any pathology of the skeleton.

Clinical Indications

Renal Scan
Renal scans are performed to evaluate the differential renal function, the extraction and excretion function of the kidneys. Information about Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR), tubular function and cortical morphology can be obtained by such scans.

Clinical Indications

DTPA Renal Scan

PUJ Stenosis

DMSA Cortical Scan

Voiding Cystography:

Brain Spect
Brain Perfusion SPECT with advanced NeuroGam Analysis Package for diagnosing:

Other Indications

Gastro Enterology

Hepatobilliary scan:

Liver & Spleen Scan:

Other Scans:

(Meckel’s Diverticulum)