Nuclear Medicine is a unique functional imaging and therapeutic modality where small amounts of radioactive materials (or tracers) are used to diagnose and treat variety of diseases. Being principally different from conventional imaging like X-ray, Ultrasound or CT scan which provide structural information about the organ system, Nuclear Medicine studies help diagnose diseases based on functional information which helps in early diagnosis and better treatment outcome, reason being functional changes tend to occur much earlier than structural changes in a disease process.
The Nuclear Medicine Department at Manipal Hospitals Goa is the first and only state-of-the art department of its kind in entire state of Goa. It is equipped with Gamma Camera (SPECT-CT) which can perform almost entire spectrum of Nuclear Medicine procedures.
Manipal Hospitals, Goa is one and only Nuclear Medicine facility in entire state of Goa and has one of best team and facilities to perform various Nuclear Medicine procedures. Multimodality Cancer Care comprising of specialists from various fields has been pioneered at the hospital which leads to best possible Cancer Management for patients.
Department is equipped with state-of-the-art GE Hawkeye dual head SPECT-CT and following procedures are available at department.
We are also equipped to perform therapeutic interventions like Iodine-131 treatment for Thyrotoxicosis, low dose remnant ablation for Thyroid cancer patients and soon to start with high dose Iodine-131 therapies, Bone Pain palliation therapies etc.
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