Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medicine dealing with the use of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
Medical specialty using radioactive elements or isotopes for diagnosis and treatment of disease. A radioisotope is introduced into the body (usually by injection). The radiation it emits, detected by a scanner and recorded, reflects its distribution in different tissues and can reveal the presence, size, and shape of abnormalities in various organs.
The isotopes used have short half-lives and decay before RADIOACTIVITY causes any damage. Different isotopes tend to concentrate in particular organs (e.g., iodine-131 in the thyroid). Radioactive substances are also implanted to treat small, early-stage cancers. This yields a slow, continuous dose that limits damage to normal cells while destroying tumor cells.
Dr. Manish Ora MBBS, MD, RSO is the Chief Consultant Physician at this Hospital, with over eight years experience in Nuclear Medicine from SGPGI, Lucknow. Radio iodine therapy for thyrotoxicosis including Graves diseases, Autonomous solitary nodules and toxic multi nodular goiters, as well as low dose remnant ablation therapy for thyroid cancer is available at our facility.