The Department of Nuclear Medicine was started in 1989 with gamma camera facility. The department underwent reconstruction and renovation with addition of new facilities in 2014.
KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC is equipped with latest state of art comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, which includes:
- Dual head gamma camera/ SPECT- Symbia Evo excel
- PET CT- Biograph True Point
- 2 bedded radionuclide therapy ward
In most diseases, physiological changes precede anatomic changes, so scintigraphic evidence of a disease process can be diagnosed at an earlier stage. The advantage of nuclear medicine is it provides vital functional information in addition to anatomical details, unlike other imaging modalities. Nuclear medicine now provides diagnostic, prognostic, predictive and intermediate end point biomarkers in nuclear oncology, neurology, cardiology, urology, endocrinology, gastroenterology etc and various inflammatory and infective disease by detailed molecular level information.
Dr. Rashmi U Angadi took over as In charge and consultant of Department from June 2014 to date. The department of Nuclear Medicine is giving free service for various government schemes and has performed more than 6000 procedures till date.
.EAGLE’S EYE VIEW OF ALL THE SCANS/THERAPIES DONE IN OUR DEPARTMENT
|Thyroid Scan||18-FDG – oncology (diagnosis, staging, restaging, response to therapy, follow up) and non-oncology (granulomatous disease, vasculitis, cardiac viability etc)
|High dose I-131 for treatment of differentiated thyroid carcinoma and metastases|
|Parathyroid Scan||68Ga – DOTATATE/NOC- neural crest derived tumours (NET, MCT, PGL, Pheo, neuroblastoma, TIO etc)||Low dose I-131 for treatment of thyrotoxicosis – Graves’ disease, Toxic MNG,
Autonomous toxic nodule
|Myocardial Perfusion Scan||68Ga – FAPI – excellent tracer for most of the malignancies especially gastrointestinal and hepatic primary and metastases.||PRRT for patients with Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumor, TENIS (thyroglobulin elevated negative iodine scintigraphy), MCT|
|Hepatobiliary Scan (HIDA)||68Ga – EXENDIN- insulinoma||PSMA RLT for patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate carcinoma|
|LUNG Scan (V/Q)||68Ga – PSMA- prostate cancer(diagnosis, staging, restaging, response to therapy, follow up)||Palliative bone pain therapy for cancer patients|
|Milk Scan (GER)||I-131 MIBG therapy for malignant pheochromocytoma, metastatic neuroblastoma, paraganglioma, MCT|
|Gastric Emptying Study||Radiosynovectomy-chronically inflamed joints, refractory to treatment|
|Gastrointestinal Bleed||TARE-Treatment of primary and secondary hepatic cancers|
|Renal Scan (DTPA, EC, DMSA, DRCG)|
|Sentinel Lymph Node Imaging|
|Neurology (Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease)|