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Nuclear Medicine

Overview

The Nuclear Medicine Department at TMH was established in 1992. It carries out routine Nuclear Medicine scans, Radioiodine therapy for Hyperthyroidism and Samarium therapy for bone pain palliation.

A dual head gamma camera replaced the older equipment in 2006, facilitating shorter imaging time. Bone densitometry will shortly become operational in the department.

Since it is the only Nuclear Medicine installation in Jamshedpur, it caters to a large number of referrals from other hospitals. Around 2500 scans are done each year.

Facilities


Scintigraphy:

Patients need to take prior appointment for the Nuclear Medicine Scans.

The following scans are routinely performed:

  • Myocardial perfusion scan 
  • Bone scan, including 3-phase Bone SPECT
  • Renal scans, GFR and SPECT study (DTPA & DMSA)
  • Hepatobiliary scan 
  • Thyroid scan and uptake
  • Liver scan, dynamic and SPECT study
  • GE reflux study
  • RBC  blood pool study for GI bleed
  • Pertechnetate scan for Meckel's diverticulum
  • Brain SPECT
  • MIBI scan for Parathyroid Adenoma

Nuclear Medicine Therapy:

Radioiodine therapy for Hyperthyroidism and Samarium therapy for bone pain palliation is available at the centre.

Thyroid Clinic:

The thyroid clinic functions twice weekly to cater to a large number of patients referred for the management of thyroid disorders.

The timings are 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm every Monday and Thursday. Patients can take prior appointment from call centre 0657 66 44444.

New Facility:

Bone Densitometry is available in the department from February 2017.

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