Nuclear medicine procedures are used in the diagnosis and treatment of certain diseases.
These procedures use radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals. Scintigraphic imaging of thyroid, bone, heart, kidney, and many other organs and diseases are performed as diagnostic tests.
The amount of radioactive material used in the diagnosis of diseases depends on the needs of the person.
These materials pass through different body organs and in some cases are absorbed by certain organs or tissues. Thus, images that provide a diagnosis of diseases are obtained.
Nuclear medicine imaging procedure
During a nuclear medicine imaging procedure, doctors administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients. It can be inhaled, injected, or swallowed, depending on the type of medical examination.
After the radiopharmaceutical is administered, the patient is usually asked to lie down on a table. A special camera that detects radiation is placed on the patient’s body to take photos.
A computer is used to show where the body concentrates the radioactive material. This allows doctors to examine if organs are working properly and diagnose diseases.
Radioactive substances are usually excreted from the body within hours to months.
The PET/ CT scan, which scans cancerous tissue, provides very important data for oncology patients.
The department also treats some tumors and infectious diseases, especially thyroid diseases.
Service is provided with PET, BT, and Gamma Camera.
Doctors use a PET scan to get more data on how organs work. A PET scan can be performed in conjunction with a computed axial tomography (CAT) scan that provides an image of the organ. A PET scan provides clear information on how organs are working at the cellular level and whether they are damaged.
PET scanning helps doctors determine effective treatment options. PET scans are often used to diagnose heart conditions, help doctors determine appropriate cancer treatment, and help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and brain disorders. They can also provide data for medical research.