Department of Nuclear Medicine

 

  • Started in 1996, this department was one of the important milestone, in the development of Ruby Hall Clinic, as it was the first Hospital owned Nuclear Medicine Department, outside Bombay, in state of the Maharashtra.

Facilities

Nuclear Medicine is science of using Nuclear energy for peaceful purpose.

Radiopharmaceuticals are molecules or chemicals that are attached to a small amount of radioactive isotope that once administered to the patient are able to specifically localize within organs and/or organ systems in health and disease.

The imaging is done with highly sophisticated equipment known as GAMMA CAMERA SYSTEM. RUBY HALL CLINIC has, upgraded its imaging system three times since stating of the department, and recently has a state of the art, Dual head Gamma camera system.

Gamma Camera

Ruby Hall Clinic has also recently upgraded its Gamma camera system, by a latest Dual Head Gamma camera system. This enables a very high quality functional imaging, in half the time for most of the procedures, as there are two Camera heads scanning the patient simultaneously.

PET-CT

Ruby Hall Clinic has acquired country’s first “Time of Flight” PET CT scanning machine, in 2008. Fast and accurate scanning with least radiation exposure, are features of the TOF PET scan at Ruby Hall Clinic. In addition, the whole body PET CT scan is finished just in 12 min. It’s an OPEN PET CT gantry, which means there is no CLAUSTROPHOBIA (Fear of closed places) as there is no long tunnel in which the patient has to go for scanning. The scan appointments are given at 8:00 am onwards from Monday to Saturday except Holidays.

High Dose Therapy Facility

The High Dose therapy facility of our hospital is for treatment of cancers of Thyroid. It is a unique facility wherein a patient with life support also can be treated. The same facility is also used for treatment of pain palliation, SIR treatment for Liver malignancies, MIBG therapies for Neuroblastoma, Pheochromocytoma and Medullary types of thyroid cancers.

Procedures / Preparations

 

Procedure

Preparation (Fasting) Procedure Time

Bone Scan

No

4hr

Thyroid Scan

No

1hr

Stress Thallium

2hr

4hr

DTPA Renogram

No

2hr

Captopril Renogram

2hrs

3hr

Base Renogram

No

2hr

Lung Perfusion Scan-VQ

No

1hr

Lung Ventilation-VQ

No

1hr

HIDA Scan

4hr

3hr

Liver Spleen Scan

No

1hr

Liver SPECT

No

1hr

DMSA Renal Scan

No

3hr

GHA Renal Scan

No

3hr

GI Bleed Scan

No

3-24hr

Meckle’s Scan

No

1hr

Testicular Scan

No

1hr

Istotope Venogram (DVT)

No

1hr

Blood pool study for Hemangioma

2hr

3hr

Parathyroid Scan

No

3hr

Gastro Esophageal Reflux Scan(milk)

2hr

1hr

Gastric Emptying Time Study

4hr

4hr

Dacryoscintigraphy

No

2hr

Vesico Ureteric Reflux Scan(VUR)

No

2hr

Brain SPECT Thallium

No

4hr

Muga Scan

No

2hr

Gallium Scan

No

24-48hr

ECD Brain SPECT

No

2hr

Whole Body Iodine Scan

2hr

24-4hr

MIBG Scan : May 26, June 30,
Jul 28, Aug NO SUPPLY, Sep 1-29, Oct 2013, Nov NO SUPPLY,  Dec 1-29

No

24-48hr

Octreotide Scan

No

4-24hr

Sentinal Node Mapping

No

2-24hr

Mag 3 Renogram

No

2hr

SPECT Scintimammoraphy

No

2hr

Radiation Synovectomy

No

24hr

Samarium Pain Palliation : May1-22 June 19-26. July 17-31, Aug 21-28, Sep 18-25, Oct 23-30, Nov 20-27, Dec 11-18 

No

24hr

Strontium pain Palliation

No

24hr

Lymphoscintigraphy

No

2hr 

Infection Imaging

No

6hr

Leucocyte (WBC)Scan

Not available

 

131 Radio iodine dose 15mCi

2hr

1hr 

a. 5 mCi

2hr

1hr 

b. 10 mCi

2hr

1hr 

Admit patint 10 mCi

2hr

1d 

Admit patint 15 mCi

2hr 

1d 

Ca Throid upto 75 mCi

2hr 

1d 

Ca Thy 100 mCi

2HR

2d

Ca Thy 100-150 mCi

2HR

3d

Ca Thy 150-200 mCi

2HR

2d

Ca Thy 200-250 mCi

2HR

3d

Medullary Ca 100 mCi

2HR

2d

Medullary Ca 200 mCi

2HR

3d

Neuroblastoma 100 mCi (MIBG Therapeutic)

2HR

2d

Neuroblastoma 200 mCi

2HR

3d

 

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