Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. At Koru Hospital, we have a state-of-the-art Nuclear Medicine Department that is staffed by highly trained and experienced nuclear medicine specialists.
Our Nuclear Medicine Department provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to our patients. Some of the conditions that are commonly evaluated and treated in our department include:
Cancer: Nuclear medicine is often used to detect and monitor various types of cancer, including lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. It is also used to plan and monitor cancer treatment.
Heart disease: Nuclear medicine can help diagnose heart disease by imaging the heart muscle and blood flow. This can help detect blockages and other abnormalities that may contribute to heart disease.
Thyroid disorders: Nuclear medicine can help diagnose and treat various thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
Bone disorders: Nuclear medicine can help diagnose and monitor bone disorders, such as fractures, infections, and arthritis.
Gastrointestinal disorders: Nuclear medicine can help diagnose and treat various gastrointestinal disorders, such as reflux, inflammation, and cancer.
To diagnose these conditions, our nuclear medicine specialists use a variety of techniques, such as:
Positron Emission Tomography (PET): PET imaging uses a small amount of radioactive material to produce detailed 3D images of the body. This can help detect abnormalities in the body's tissues and organs.
Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT): SPECT imaging uses a small amount of radioactive material to produce detailed 3D images of specific organs, such as the brain, heart, and bones.
Gamma cameras: Gamma cameras are used to produce images of various organs and tissues in the body by detecting radiation emitted from the radioactive material.
In addition to diagnostic services, our Nuclear Medicine Department also offers a range of therapeutic services, such as:
Radioactive iodine therapy: This is a type of treatment that uses a radioactive form of iodine to treat thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
Radiopharmaceutical therapy: This is a type of treatment that uses a radioactive material to target and destroy cancer cells.
At Koru Hospital, our Nuclear Medicine Department is dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered care to our patients. We are committed to using the latest technologies and techniques to provide accurate diagnoses and effective treatments for a wide range of conditions.