NUCLEAR MEDICINE & MOLECULAR IMAGING DEPARTMENT:
The department is equipped with a Siemens Biograph 16 PET/CT scanner and Siemens E.Cam Dual Head Gamma Camera which are the first nuclear medicine machines of Jalandhar.
Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled, or swallowed. The radiotracer travels through the area being examined and emits gamma rays/Positrons which are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. Nuclear medicine imaging provides information about the functioning of your organs that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures and offers the potential to identify disease in its early stages.
Scope of Department
- SPECT/Gamma Camera
- Low Dose Therapy (LDT)
The PET-CT in the Molecular Imaging department is functional since November 2013. Till date, we have done more than 4500 PET-CT Scans.
SPECT camera was added to the fleet of Patel Hospital to provide a better diagnosis to its patients in May 2016. Since then we have done more than 3500 gamma camera Scans and more than 90 LDT
As a part of its endeavor to offer top-class medical expertise to the patients, the Department of Molecular Imaging at Patel Hospital, Jalandhar offers a wide range of services in Nuclear Medicine. Patients can access comprehensive imaging services in a dedicated centre.