Manipal Nuclear Medicine Features
Manipal Hospital Bangalore ensures that the best facilities and care is always delivered with exceptional precision. We have the best of doctors, in every field, focused on excelling themselves with superior care, through their expert knowledge in the respective field.
Treatment & Procedures
The Department of Nuclear Medicine is well-equipped with all the requisite equipment. It has a GE 16-slice PET-CT scanner unit (DISCOVERY IQ 5 ring system) that comes with a whole range of features. One of the most patient prominent features is Motionfree technology that digitally captures accurate clinical images despite respiratory motion for the patient. Various Nuclear Medicine investigations like myocardial perfusion scan, radioisotope bone scan, Thyroid Scan and iodine-131 scans are available at our department.
The Types Of Scan Offered At Our Department Are:
- PET CT-WHOLE BODY
- PET CT- WHOLE BODY (Gallium 68)
- PET CT-BONE SCAN
- PET CT-CARDIAC VIABILITY
- PET CT-FDG BRAIN
- BONE SCAN
- LUNG PERFUSION SCAN
- MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION SCAN
- RENAL SCAN – DMSA
- THYROID SCAN
- WHOLE BODY IODINE SCAN
- SAMARIUM-153 THERAPY FOR BONE METS
- THYROID CANCER TREATMENT USING I-131
- TREATMENT OF HYPERTHYROIDISM USING IODINE-131
Therapeutic procedures include the use of radioactive iodine treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer, samarium therapy is provided for painful bone metastases and P-32 therapy for hematologic disorders (such as thrombocytosis). Transarterial radioembolisation(TARE) with yttrium-90 microspheres are being used for therapy in primary and metastatic liver cancer patients. Alternate options of treatment of liver cancer using Rhenium is also offered.
We have been one of the pioneering departments in this country in Radioguided surgery (Sentinel Node biopsy of early breast cancers, head & neck and gynaecological malignancies, Minimally invasive Parathyroid surgery & ROLL).
We are one of the few centers in the country to do Alpha therapy (using Actinium225) for metastatic Carcinoma Prostate. Apart from this, we also regularly offer PRRT for metastatic Neuroendocrine tumors and prostate cancers.