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Nuclear Medicine

In the field of Nuclear Medicine Choithram Hospital & Research Centre, Indore has been
the pioneer in MP since 1983.The Hallmark of Nuclear Medicine Procedures is their
ability to provide functional information of organs to the clinicians. It is well known that
pathophysiological alterations antedate morphological (structural) changes. While X-
ray, CT Scan, Ultrasonography & MRI imaging modalities are capable of detecting
structural changes in an organ, Nuclear Medicine procedures score over them and have
an advantage over other imaging modalities by not only diagnosing the diseases early
before morphological changes take place, but also differentiate between viable, ischemic
and non-viable tissue once the structural changes have taken place in a disease process.
Nuclear Medicine scan is unique because it provides pictorial representation of
Structure, Function and Patho-physiology at the cellular and intracellular level of the
organ. Nuclear Medicine Equipment

The radioactive tracers used in nuclear medicine are of low energy, physiologically &
biologically inert. Hence, the nuclear medicine procedure is non-invasive, safe, non-
reactive, involving minimal radiation exposure (less than routine radiological
procedures) and an excellent cost effective screening procedure. Radiopharmaceuticals
are not retained in the body. These are eliminated through urinary and gastro-intestinal
tract. Nuclear Medicine Indore

Computerised Gamma Camera

Choithram Hospital & Research Centre, Indore has acquired State of the Art High tech
“Discovery NM630 SPECT Dual Head Gamma Camera Computer System”. It is a first of
its kind in Madhya Pradesh. The Discovery NM630 offers advanced scanning technology
designed to optimize image clarity and sharpness, while maximizing scannable
population. The Discovery NM630 delivers superb image quality using scan times &
doses as low as half that of standard Nuclear Medicine protocols. And with a large bore
and table capable of handling patients up to 500pounds, the Discovery NM630 is
designed to maximize scannable population. Patients will experience less table time
because scans are faster and use automated transitions. There will also be improved
scanning speed and efficiency that translate into a streamlined workflow. A step forward
in detector design, the Elite NXT detector enables exceptional image quality. Ultra- thin
design and auto-body contouring minimize the distance between the patient and the
detectors for excellent resolution while SPECT- optimized collimators and the
exceptionally high count rate enable extremely precise event detection.
The Department of Nuclear Medicine also provides the following services:
 Blood Brain Barrier Scintigraphy Cerebral Blood Flow [Brain Scan]
 Cerebral Perfusion Scintigraphy [Brain Scan]
 Thyroid scan with Tc99m pertechnetate uptake index
 Iodine 131 whole body imaging
 Myocardial Perfusion Imaging(cardiac)
 Exercise gated blood pool radionuclide ventriculography (MUGA) Cardiac Study
 Lung Perfusion Scan
 Liver Spleen Scan and Gastric Emptying time Evaluation
 Hepatobiliary Scan
 Blood Pool Scan
 Renal Scan
 Testicular Imaging
 Bone Scan
 Radioactive Iodine Therapy