A Nuclear Medicine Scan or Thallium Scan is a test to estimate the amount of blood reaching the heart muscle daring rest and exercise. It is typically done to determine the cause of unexplained chest pain or to determine the location and amount of injured heart muscle after a heart attack.
Our Nuclear Medicine Department is conducting a complete range of nuclear medicine procedures with two latest double headed gamma cameras; Prism XP 2000, E Cam Signature Series Gamma Cameras, both with simultaneous transmission emission capability for attenuation correction. The Hot Lab is also equipped with latest isolator technology from America. The department is run by a thoroughly trained academic and technical staff.
A complete range of Nuclear Medicine procedures are carried out in this division. More than 6000 planar and SPECT Nuclear Medicine studies are performed annually. Nuclear Medicine Department is accredited with College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan and Pakistan Institute of Engineering &- Applied Sciences Nilore, Islamabad for post graduate training in Nuclear Medicine, The department is actively involved in clinical training and research and training, A new radiopharmaceutical furifos rain from Mallinckrodt, Holland was successfully tested in the department in collaboration with University of London. A large number of original research works have been published from the department in local and international journals.
Following services are being offered at Nuclear Medicine Department:
- Stress/Rest Myocardial Perfusion Studies
- Gated Spect for Perfusion and Function
- Myocardial Viability Studies
- Infarct Avid Imaging
- MUGA Scan for LV/RV Function
- First Pass Study for Shunt Analysis
- Lung Perfusion/Ventilation Scans
- Dynamic Renal Studies
- DMSA Renal Scan
- MDP Whole Body Bone Scan
- HMPAO Brain SPECT
- Thyroid Scans
- Parathyroid Scans
- Labeled White Cell Scan for Infection
- RBC Study for Gl Bleed
- Radionuclide Venography