Diagnostic nuclear medicine

In nuclear medicine diagnostics, images are recorded using the so-called scintigraphies. Open radioactive substances are used in very low levels of radioactivity. The radiation exposure is very small - as a rule, it is even smaller than the radiation that patient is exposed to during a computed tomography (CT). The most important method is planar scintigraphy and scintigraphy in cross-section technique, the so-called "SPECT" technique.

Thyroid / parathyroid gland

  • Thyroid scintigraphy
  • Sonography
  • Fine needle punching
  • Uptake measurement
  • Secondary thyroid scintigraphy

Skeleton

  • Single and multi-phase skeletal scintigraphy (osteitis, arthritis, TEP-loosening)

Kidney

  • Renal parenchyma imaging
  • Side-separated clearance
  • Function display of parts
  • Evaluation of the discharge conditions
  • Function under captopril (renal artery stenosis diagnostics)
  • Reflux test

Heart

  • Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy and function scintigraphy in rest and stress conditions

Lungs

  • Scintigraphy of lungs perfusion and ventilation

Gastrointestinal tract

  • Search for bleeding source
  • Search for Meckel‘s diverticulum

CNS

  • Diagnistics of Parkinson‘s desease with DaTSCAN.

Inflammatory diagnostics

  • Granulocyte scintigraphy

Tumor locomotion, metastasis detection

  • Octreotide scintigraphy (detection of carcinoids and neuroendocrine tumors)
  • MIBG scintigraphy (detection of adrenal gland tumors)
  • Skeletal scintigraphy

Parathyroid gland

  • Parathyroid gland scinigraphy (search for adenoma)

Lymphatic system

  • Imaging of the sentinel lymph node (scintigraphy for SLN-positive mamma, melanoma)
  • Lymphatic drainage scintigraphy