Nuclear medicine refers to the branch of medicine that involves administering radioactive substances in order to diagnose and treat a number of medical conditions, including some forms of cancer.
When used for monitoring or diagnosis of cancer, your doctor will use a number of radionuclides, administered through IV or oral route or inhalation. These radionuclides are derivatives of radioactive elements including gallium, technetium, xenon, thallium, and iodine.
Basically, which radionuclide is suitable for the nuclear imaging or scan depends on the target organ and the type of diagnosis. In contrast to the traditional imaging techniques which focus on the primary structures only, nuclear medicine and imaging procedures can visualize body’s functioning at molecular and cellular level. This allows the doctor to identify disease in its earliest stages. Also, it provides unique information to your doctor that cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures.
The scans are also used to decide if the treatment is working and to devise more effective treatment for the patients.
AOI, the top nuclear medicine hospital in India boasts of a well-equipped nuclear medicine department at most of its cancer facilities. The department is backed by a highly trained and experienced staff, ensuring global quality standards.
American Oncology Institute, the best PET/CT scan hospital in India is equipped with the latest state-of the-art PET/CT machines. PET/CT has revolutionized many fields of medical diagnosis, surgical planning and treatment. AOI also has a dual head SPECT-CT Gamma camera installed with the latest hardware and software for all nuclear medicine imaging needs.
With an exclusive thyroid cancer ward, AOI, the best hospital for PET/CT scan in India is one of the very few hospitals to have a complete nuclear medicine imaging and therapeutic facilities under one roof.