General Info

DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE

About Nuclear Medicine:

Nuclear medicine is a unique branch of medicine that offers both diagnostic and therapeutic services for various indications. It involves the administration of very small amounts of unsealed radiopharmaceuticals (radiotracers) to study the function of various organs systems and in the diagnosis and follow-up of cancer patients. Radiopharmaceuticals are also used to treat various disease conditions.

About the department:

Nuclear Medicine services started in the year 2010 with a SPECT/CT as part of the department of Radiotherapy. In the year 2015, the Department of Nuclear Medicine was officially made independent.

More than 4,500 scans and procedures are performed annually. Radionuclide in-patient therapy will be initiated in the year 2021.

Equipment:

One SPECT-CT (Siemens Symbia T6) and Symbia.net workstation

One dual headed gamma camera (GE Discovery NM 630)

One PET/CT, (GE MI DR)

One thyroid uptake probe and single well-counter (Biodex)

One automated ten well scintillation counter (PerkinElmer Wizard2), One automated five well scintillation counter (PerkinElmer) and One Liquid scintillation counter (PerkinElmer)

Gamma ray Spectrometer (Nucleonix)

Ancillary equipments/instruments: Isotope calibrators, Fume hood, survey meters, contamination meters, etc.