Nuclear Medicine

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Nuclear medicine imaging is a method of producing images by detecting radiation from different parts of the body after a radioactive tracer is given to the patient. The images are digitally generated on a computer and transferred to a nuclear medicine physician, who interprets the images to make a diagnosis.

Radioactive tracers used in nuclear medicine are, in most cases, injected into a vein. For some studies, they may be given by mouth. These tracers aren’t dyes or medicines, and they have no side effects. The amount of radiation a patient receives in a typical nuclear medicine scan tends to be very low.

Why Choose Us?

Indus hospital is equipped with the most advanced PET-CT scanner & gamma machine to provide accurate & confident findings for the perfect diagnosis. At Indus hospital, we care for you and your family and offer the best tool, to aid our experts in your proper imaging and efficient diagnosis. Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Nuclear Medicine imaging, in a sense, is "radiology done inside out" or "endoradiology" because it records radiation emitting from within the body rather than radiation that is generated by external sources like x-rays.
 

Indus hospital is having the best-in-class scanning machine to battle cancer in the state. Now, advanced technology will enable faster and more accurate detection of tumors. Experienced in-house oncologist & Onco-Surgeon team is available at Indus Hospital for better patient management. Our hospital also provides the facility of a gamma scan (thyroid scan, bone scan, and scan for kidney function evaluation).

PET-CT Scan

PET-CT is a combination of cross-sectional anatomic information provided by CT and metabolic information provided by positron emission tomography (PET). The basics of PET imaging is that the technique detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide (also called radiopharmaceuticals, radionuclides, or radiotracer).

The tracer Is injected into a vein on a biologically active molecule, usually a sugar that is used for cellular energy. PET systems have sensitive detector panels to capture gamma ray emissions from inside the body and use software to plot to triangulate the source of the emissions, creating 3-D computed tomography images of the tracer concentrations within the body

PET is a primary imaging modality for the detection and tracking of cancer. Nuclear imaging (PET and SPECT) are also considered a standard of care for myocardial perfusion exams to see if there is a lack of blood flow to the heart muscle due to a heart attack. PET scans can also help detect and track neurological disorders in the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease, and the evaluation of strokes.

PET-CT has revolutionized medical diagnosis in many fields, by adding precision of anatomic localization to functional imaging, which was previously lacking from pure PET imaging. For example, many diagnostic imaging procedures in oncology, surgical planning, radiation therapy and cancer staging have been changing rapidly under the influence of PET-CT availability.

Scope Of Services :

There are several different specialties of radiology, including:

Diagnostic Radiology

Diagnostic radiologists use medical imaging to diagnose and treat diseases. They can use a variety of different imaging methods, such as:

  • X-rays
  • radionuclides
  • ultrasounds
  • electromagnetic radiation

Interventional radiology

Interventional radiologists use medical imaging to provide therapy to people with noncancerous conditions. For example, an interventional radiologist might use medical imaging to support a surgical procedure. This imaging can make surgical procedures safer and lead to faster recovery times. Interventional radiologists typically work on keyhole surgery.

Radiation oncology

A radiation oncologist uses radiation-based therapy to treat cancer. This therapy involves the use of high energy radiation to damage cancer cells, which stops them from spreading further. It can help reduce symptoms or, in some cases, cure the condition entirely.

 

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