Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is the medical branch in which radiopharmaceutical substances are used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and H. pylori detection (C-14 urea breath test) is performed in patients with ulcer. Radiopharmaceuticals are given to the patients intravenously, orally or via inhalation and intra-articular injection for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Radiation taken by the patients during the procedure is lower than CT.

Diagnostic purposes

-Heart diseases (Cardiology and Cardiovascular surgery)
-Thyroid and Endocrine System Diseases
-Bone Diseases (Bone scintigraphy, whole body bone scintigraphy, 3 phases bone scintigraphy, Leukocyte labeling)
-Renal and Genital System Diseases (Dynamic and Static renal scintigraphy, VUR scintigraphy)
-Gastrointestinal System Diseases (Stomach, Intestine, Liver and Biliary diseases)
-Cancer
-Others

Pulmonary embolism- Lung Perfusion/Ventilation Scintigraphy,

Lachrymal Duct Obstruction- Lachrymal Duct Scintigraphy,

Salivary Gland Diseases- Salivary Gland Scintigraphy,

Infection, abscess, unexplained fever -Ga-67 or labeled Leukocyte Scintigraphy,

Diabetic foot - labeled Leukocyte Scintigraphy, Bone Marrow Scintigraphy.

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