As one of the most wide spectrum healthcare providers in India, Manipal Hospitals' through its Department of Nuclear Medicine deals with providing comprehensive, advanced diagnostic imaging and interventional treatment services to patients. Imaging in nuclear medicine (endoradiology) can be thought of as similar to radiology which uses X-rays, but it is done from the inside out. This allows doctors to view things that are otherwise difficult or impossible to see.
Manipal Hospital is the best Nuclear Medicine hospital Baner, Pune having a dedicated and experienced team of Nuclear Medicine physicians, Radiation safety officers, Technologists and nurses who believe in ethical and efficient patient care. The department is the best imaging centre in Pune, equipped with cutting edge technology (latest Siemens Time-of-Flight PET CT, GE NM/CT 670 Optima SPECT CT scanners and other allied equipment). The department has the best nuclear medicine physicians in Pune who are highly motivated, qualified and have sincere staff members who are duly certified by the Atomic energy regulatory board (AERB). Our mantra is “Complete patient care and satisfaction” and the entire team makes lots of effort to achieve this.
Radioiodine or Iodine 131 Therapy is a nuclear medicine treatment for an overactive thyroid, a condition called hyperthyroidism and may also be used to treat thyroid cancer.
PSMA PET-CT Scan
Thyroid Scan is a specialized imaging procedure for examining the thyroid, gland that controls metabolism. During this scan radioactive iodine or 99mTc tracer is used to examine the structure and function of the thyroid gland.
A F18 bone scan is a nuclear imaging test used to help diagnose problems with bones. It safely uses a very small amount of radioactive drug called a radiopharmaceutical. This scan is done in case of unexplained skeletal pain, bone infection, the spread of the tumour to bones or any bone injury that can't be seen on a standard X-ray.
A bone scan is a nuclear imaging test used to help diagnose problems with bones. It safely uses a very small amount of radioactive drug called a radiopharmaceutical. This scan is done in case of unexplained skeletal pain, bone infection, the spread of a tumour to bones or any bone injury that can't be seen on a standard X-ray.
A small dose of radioactive injection is given IV and initial images are acquired for 30mins. Many patients may require a delayed Images after 2 hours(will be decided by the doctor after seeing the initial scan)
This test is mainly to look at the blood supply of the heart, both during exercise and rest. In some cases, if the stress part of the scan looks normal, rest scan may not be performed. Can have light breakfast not later than 6.30 am (2 idlys/sandwich). No coffee /tea/chocolates/caffeine-containing substances for 12-24 hours. Should stop medications…
Our department adheres to all national regulations with regard to the ethical and safe use of radio-isotopes. The department performs all the Nuclear medicine scans & procedures as per the international guidelines. The scan protocols are designed in such a manner so as to obtain the best quality images with minimum radiation exposure to patients.
Dr. Ankur Pruthi is one of the top nuclear medicine doctor in Pune who is also the Head of the department possesses more than 10 years of experience in the field of clinical Nuclear Medicine. He has worked in many distinguished hospitals across the country. He is well recognised in the national and international Nuclear Medicine community and has multiple research publications in renowned Indian and international journals. He has travelled widely across the world to present his research work and has attained multiple International fellowships.
We are currently performing the entire range of diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures including nuclear oncology, nuclear cardiology applications along with low-dose radio-nuclide therapies. We are about to start high-dose radionuclide therapies including Lutetium-177 & Yttrium-90 therapies in a couple of months. This will help us deliver the entire spectrum of Nuclear Medicine services under one roof.
Currently, the procedures available at our department are:
PET CT scans:
F-18 FDG PET CT scan: Oncology, Infection & Inflammation PET, Brain PET, Cardiac PET CT
F-18 FPSMA PET CT scan (for prostate cancers)
F-18 FDOPA PET CT scan (for Parkinsonism, Brain tumours etc)
SPECT CT scans:
Stress thallium / Sestamibi myocardial Perfusion scan (MPI)
Radio-iodine scan and uptake (RAIU)
Brain perfusion studies
DTPA & DMSA scans (Renal scintigraphy)
Milk scan / Gastro-esophageal reflux scan
GI bleed study
Low-dose Radionuclide therapies:
Radio-iodine (I-131) therapy for hyperthyroidism
Bone pain palliation therapy
Number of successful procedures (Number only): 1400
In endoradiology, radiopharmaceuticals are introduced inside the patient either intravenously or orally. The radiopharmaceutical substances are detected by external gamma cameras to produce diagnostic imaging. - Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) - Positron emission tomography (PET) - Myocardial perfusion scan (Brain scans) - Whole body bone scan - Pulmonary ventilation and perfusion (V/Q) scan - Thyroid scan - Parathyroid scanInterventional Nuclear Medicine - Radionuclide therapy (used to treat some cancers and hypothyroidism) - Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) - Chemotherapy
Nuclear medicine has been standardized to pose as little risk to patients as possible. However, there is always a component of risk when it comes to radiation, which is why nuclear medical professionals always follow the principle of ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable)
Manipal Hospitals is committed to the provision of the best possible care to all its patients and to build long term relationships that foster a stronger and healthier community. The patients served by our nuclear
medicine department are a testament to this.
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