Patient related or routine
Doing bone scans, I-131 neck uptake and scans and whole body metastatic survey with I-131 for differential thyroid cancer, Ejection Fraction Calculation by MUGA technique, Renogram (Tc-99m DTPA) for evaluation of GFR , DMSA(V) scans for medullary carcinoma, I-131 MIBG scan for neuroectodermaltumours (Phaechromocytoma, Neuroblastoma etc.) and Ga-67 studies for lymphoma and Tc-99m MIBI for Parathyroid Scintigraphy and Scintimammography, SPECT for haemangioma (Tc-99m RBC studies) Ventilation Scan (Tc-99m DTPA) and Perfusion Scan (Tc-99m MAA) for prediction of postoperative FEV1 calculation in lung resection. Therapeutic nuclear oncology includes high dose therapy for Ca.Thyroid with I-131, Radio phosphorous and Radio Samarium for palliation of bone metastases, I-131 MIBG therapy for neuroendocrine tumours.
Any other relevant particulars
The amount of radiopharmaceutical used is carefully selected to provide the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient but ensure an accurate test
Nuclear Medicine studies involve the use of small amount of radioactive isotopes administered into the body.
It is mainly used to detect the spread of cancer to the bones especially in cancer of breast, prostate, thyroid & lung.
The functions of organs like kidney, liver and brain are also being studied by the isotopes.
We also use similar isotopes for studying the function of thyroid gland.
Radioactive iodine is used to detect the spread of cancer into other organs.
We also use such isotopes for the treatment of the similar spread to other organs.
Advantages Of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine is practiced only by
The various types of NM images can be classified as
CMEs are conducted by the department. Invited speakers from reputed institutions in the country and from abroad participate.
Academic programs conducted
Observership Training given for post graduates of M.Sc [Medical physics] of Govt.Arignar Anna Cancer Hospital, Karapettai, Kanchipuram in our nuclear medicine department for a period of 1 month in 2 batches from since 2013 as a part of their Internship programme.