Choithram Hosptal and Research center, Indore has acquired state of the art High tech “Millenium MPR SPECT GAMMA CAMERA / COMPUTER SYSTEM.” It is a first kind in our state. In the field of Nuclear Medicine Choithram Hospital & Research center, Indore has been the pioneer in MP since 1983.
COMPUTERISED GAMMA CAMERA
The Millenium SPECT GAMMA Camera / Computer System is capable of acquiring & processing the whole gamut of Nuclear Medicine Procedures like Static , Dyanamic, Whole body, Multigated Cardiac, Tomographic & Gated Tomogaraphic Studies.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
The Hallmark of Nuclear Medicine Procedure is its ability to provide functional information of organs to the clinicians. As is well known that pathophysiological alterations antedates morphological (structural) changes. While X-ray, CT Scan, Ultrasonography & MRI imaging modalities are capable of detecting structural changes in an organ, Nuclear Medicine procedures score over them and have an advantage over other imaging modalities by not only diagnosing the diseases early before morphological changes take place, but also differentiate between viable, ischemic and non-viable tissue once the structural changes have taken place in a disease process. Nuclear Medicine scan is unique because it provides pictorial representation of Structure, Function ant patho-physiology at the cellular and intracellular level of the organ.
SAFETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE PROCEDURES
The radioactive tracers used in nuclear medicine are of low energy, physiologically & biologically inert. Hence, the nuclear medicine procedure is non-invasive, safe, non-reactive, involving minimal radiation exposure (less than routine radiological procedures) and an excellent cost effective screening procedure. Radiopharmaceuticals are not retained in the body. These are eliminated through urinary and gastro intestinal tract.
- Nuclear Medicine Procedures are safe enough to be performed in children.
- Kindly consult your referring doctor before undergoing nuclear medicine procedure during pregnancy & breast feeding.
What are Radoiactive tracers? And how safe are they?
The Radioactive Tc-99m Tracer based pharmaceuticals used are low energy gamma ray emitters, biologically inert; hence they are safe, non-allergic, inert, with no side effects, and minimal radiation exposure(less than routine X-rays).
Fate of Radioisotope injected?
Most of it is eliminated from the body through urinary and gastrointestinal tract.
Pregnancy and breast feeding are relative contraindications for nuclear tests.
Special Instruction :
- Please bring your medical reports.
- Your appointment is subject to the availability of radioactive tracers and proper instrument functioning.
||Blood Brain Barrier Scintigraphy Cerebral Blood Flow [Brain
||Arterio venous Malformaton, Brain abscess, Encephalitis, Supra/Infra
tentorial brain tumors, stroke, subdural Haematoma.
||Cerebral Perfusion Scintigraphy [Brain Scan]
||Stroke, Dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease) Multi infarct dementia,
AIDS-dementia comlex, Epilepsy, Head Trauma, Movement disorders(Parkinson’s
diseses) Huntington’s chorea, Psychatric disorders (obsessive compulsive
||Thyroid scan with Tc99m pertechnetate uptake index.
||Differential Diagnosis of diffuse, mononodular & multinodular
goiters, congenital abnormalities, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism
||Iodine 131 whole body imaging
||Myocardial Perfusion Imaging(cardiac)
||Diagnosis of chest pain syndromes, Evaluation of known CAD,
location and extent of ischemia, Assessment of medical therapy,
Assessment after PTCA or coronary artery bypass grafting, Evaluation
and prognosis of post myocardial infraction, Evaluation of myocardial
reserve, preoperative evaluation for major non cardiac surgery,
Guide to rehabilitation therapy, Screening high-risk patient population.
||Exercise gated blood pool radionuclide ventriculography(MUGA)
||Detection of haemodyanamically significant coronary artery diseases,
left ventricular aneurysm, assessment of RV & LV function during
and after myocardial infarction, RV & LV function pre and post CABG.
||Lung Perfusion Scan
||Liver Spleen Scan and Gastric Emptying time Evaluation
||Evaluation of Hepatomaegaly ( eg :Abscess, Hepatoma, Focal Nodular
Hyperplasia), Diagnosis of Budd-chiari Syndrome, Spleen imaging
foe splenosis, Splenic infarct, and splenic remnant, serosis of
liver with or withour portal hypertension.
||Hepato Biliary Scan
||Acute Cholecystitis, Acalculous cholecystitis, Acute and chronic,
Common duct obstruction, post cholecystectomy syndrome, post operative
leaks, hepatocellular carcinoma, enterogastric bile reflux.
||Blood pool Scan
||Detection of Meckel’s Diverticulam and other GIT bleeding sites.
||Renal blood flow, comprehensive renal function(relative and absolute GFR), Renovascular hypertension, obstructive uropathy, vesico ureteric reflux.
||Detection of varicocele, differential diagnosis of acute epidydimitis / Testicular torsion.
||Detection of Skeletal Metastasis, arthritis, trauma, osteoporotic insufficiency fractures, PAGET’s disease, osteomylitis, metabolic bone diseases, primary malignant & benign bone tumors.
||Radiocative iodine therapy
||Treatment of thyrotoxicosis. diseases, primary malignant & benign bone tumors.