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Diagnostics & Supportive Services

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body. It is useful in measuring thyroid function to detect an overactive or underactive thyroid, analyze kidney function, visualize heart blood flow and function (such as a myocardial perfusion scan), scanning lungs for respiratory and blood flow problems, identifying inflammation in the gallbladder, evaluating bones for fractures, infection, arthritis and tumors and determining the presence or spread of cancer in various parts of the body.

Nuclear Therapy Includes:

  • Radioactive Iodine (I-131) Therapy for thyroid cancer-following surgery and for thyrotoxicosis
  • Radioactive antibodies used to treat certain forms of lymphomas (cancer of the lymphatic system)
  • Radioactive phosphorus (P-32) used to treat certain blood disorders
  • Radioactive materials used to treat painful tumor metastases to the bones

Services Offered:

  • Whole body and 3 –phase scans
  • SPECT Bone and Brain scans
  • Cardiac Nuclear Scans
  • Pediatric Nuclear Scans
  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Endocrine,nephro-uro, ortho, oncological, gastro and neuro nuclear scans
Doctors Name Professional Qualifications Areas of Specialization Experience
Dr.K.M.Lakshmipathy MBBS, PGDNM Nuclear Medicine Over 15 years of experience in Nuclear Medicine
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