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DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE

 

Overview

Department of Nuclear Medicine was established on 1st January 1982. The department has been upgraded and equipped with advanced state of the art dual-headed Gamma Camera with SPECT-CT facility. The department provides a variety of diagnostic scans, therapeutic procedures and radioimmunoassay. The department has high dose 1-131 ablation therapy unit for the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer and caters to patients from Karnataka, Goa and North Kerala, being the only centre in this region, making it different from other centres. The department attends to around 4000 patients every year.

 

TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES

 

PROCEDURES :

 

I) Radionuclide Scans

 

Gastroenterology :

  • Hepatobiliary scan
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • GI Bleed Scintigraphy
  • Meckelʼs diverticulum Scintigraphy
  • Gastric emptying
  • Blood pool study

 

Nephrourology :

  • Reno gram
  • Renal scan (DMSA-III)
  • Vesicoureteric reflux

 

Oncology :

  • Scintimammography
  • Gallium scan
  • Liver/spleen SPECT scan
  • MIBI scan
  • DMSA - V Scan

 

Neurology :

  • Brain SPECT scan

 

Cardiology :

  • Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy
  • Myocardial viability
  • LV ejection fraction (MUGA)

 

Orthopaedics :

  • Bone scan
  • Bone graft viability

 

Pulmonary system :

  • Lung perfusion

 

Endocrine :

  • Thyroid scan
  • 1-131 Whole body scan
  • 1-131 MIBG scan
  • Parathyroid scintigraphy

 

Others :

  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Gallium scan for infection
  • Dacryoscintigraphy
  • Salivary Scintigraphy
  • Radionuclide Venogram

 

II) Radionuclide Therapy

  • 1-31 therapy for hyperthyroidism
  • 1-31 therapy for differentiated thyroid cancer
  • Palliative treatment of painful bone metastasis
  • P-32 therapy for Polycythemia Vera

 

 

OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Professor & HOD
Nuclear Medicine
(Kasturba Hospital)
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Dr. Sumeet Suresh Malapure

Assistant Professor
Nuclear Medicine
(Kasturba Hospital)
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