Nuclear Medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. The Nuclear Medicine Department from the Gleneagles Global Hospitals provides a full range of procedures to treat the patients suffering from various diseases. The team of doctors keep upgrading themselves with the advanced procedures related to nuclear medicine.
A lot of skill and training is required for the doctors of this department. Our doctors have many years of experience and they are also guided by the senior doctors. The laboratory is well-equipped and well maintained at the Gleneagles Global Hospitals.
The hospital has been staffed by nurses, physicians and technicians who perform all the tests and procedures with care and provide best of the service to all our patients.
Nuclear medicine is one of the components of the molecular imaging wherein small amounts of radioactive substance are used for diagnosis and treatment. In most cases the radio-nuclear compounds are injected into an individual via the arm or made to swallow in pills/liquid form. The resulting scans are safe, pain free and not known to have any side effects. The Department of Nuclear Medicine at Gleneagles Global Hospitals employs state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure for carrying out molecular imaging.
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A positron emission tomography is used to diagnose cancer, determine the stage of the cancer, and to diagnose nervous system and cardiovascular diseases. During the procedure, a radioactive substance is injected through the vein in the arm. Then the PET scan is obtained. PET scanner looks similar to the CT scanner. Drinking adequate fluids after the procedure helps flush the radioactive substance in the form of urine.
A bone scan is used to examine the bones for any abnormalities such as infection, arthritis, fractures, or a tumor. The procedure involves injecting a radioactive material in to the vein of the arm. This radioactive material collects in bone especially in the areas where there is an increased activity. It may take to hours for the bones to absorb the radioactive material. Then, the bone scans were taken to obtain the images of the bone. The procedure may take about 30 to 60 minutes. Drinking adequate fluids after the procedure helps flush the radioactive substance in the form of urine.