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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine
Introduction

Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty using radionuclides, the result of nuclear emissions in unstable elements of low energy and short half-lives. They are used for prevention, diagnosis, therapy and medical research. 

Doctors Hospital has gamma cameras, radiation detection equipment, advanced technology software that allows a precise evaluation of any functional alteration with the fusion of equipment such as the CT, which defines the anatomical part of the pathology detected. 

The Department of Nuclear Medicine reinforces the ability and reliability of the diagnosis upon providing hybrid images, thus supporting the areas of oncology, neurology, cardiology, among others. 

               

Radionuclides, together with
different medications, form
radioactive tracers.
These are administered to the
patient intravenously and they are
used to study different functions of organs and systems, as well as for therapeutic purposes. 


In the Nuclear Medicine Department we administer therapeutic dosages of radionucleides in endocrine and oncological pathologies. 


 

Studies and Services

Some of the applications of the SPECT-CT16 system provided by Symbia T16 TruePoint are:

  •  Topography of neuroendocrine tumors
  •  Solitary pulmonary nodules
  •  Brain tumors
  •  Borders of blastic lesions in bone tissue
  •  Detection of primary and/or metastatic tumor pathologies
  •  Location of sentinel lymph node, through lymphatic mapping
  •  Radioguided surgery using gamma-detection probes
  •  Location of epileptogenic focus
  •  Location of places of cephalorachidian fluid leaks
  •  Myocardial perfusion and fusion
  •  Evaluation of cerebral perfusion and metabolism
  •  Cortical Neurons
  •  Quantification of kidney perfusion and function
             .-Rate of effective renal plasmatic flow
             .- Total glomerular filtration rate for each kidney.
  •  Location of parathyroid adenomas, hyperfunctioning and ectopic
  •  Kidney analysis in pyelonephritis and the consequence of this due to cicatrization.
  •  Quantification of time of gastric emptying
  •  Detection of gastroesophageal reflux
             .-Level of reach and intensity of ascent in the esophageal trajectory
  •  Hepatobiliar analysis
Technology and Equipment

Symbia TruePoint SPECT-CT combines a gamma camera with a double head, a variable 16 slice SPECT angle with a CT scanner for fast correction, exact attenuation, precise location and the fullest coverage of CT applications in the whole body. The new technology of the Symbia T 16 TruePoint SPECT-CT System in the Nuclear Medicine Department reinforces the capacity and trust, diagnosis with hybrid 16 slice SPECT-CT images, in the advanced evaluation of oncological, neurological, neurological, cardiological and scanning areas with calcium scores.

This double diagnostic image technique modality (SPECT-CT) present in hybrid machines is capable of correlating anatomical images and functional data of organs and systems, which is useful in a wide variety of diagnostic applications, especially in patients with different clinical problems. 

This latest generation technology makes it unnecessary to reprogram patients with other equipment, allowing only one visit to the imaging unit and offering greater comfort to patients since its rapid speed of exploration helps attend more patients.

The Work Station of the SPECT-CT Hybrid System allows the reconstruction of images:

SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography): image technique in nuclear medicine with the acquisition of tomographic slices (transaxial, coronal, sagittal) used for the functional analysis of organs and systems through the application of radionuclides, which in and of themselves have the ability to identify diseases in early stages, detecting molecular alterations before anatomical changes in the tissues or organs studied.

16 slice CT: diagnostic technique by anatomical images in tomographic slices (transaxial, coronal, sagittal and 3D reconstructions).


 

Hybrid, functional and anatomical studies are carried out with the CT, in addition to correcting the attenuation factor. The latter is of prime importance in myocardium perfusion and fusion images, since it avoids false positives for ischemic pathologies.


Contact

The Nuclear Medicine Department is located on the First Floor. We have SPECT-CT equipment of the highest technology and it is available by appointment from Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, in order to do studies on outpatients, with the greatest comfort and privacy required. Our team of doctors is Certified by the Mexican Board of Nuclear Physicians and it is formed by: 

Dr. Felicísimo Martínez Preciado 
Nuclear Physician/Nuclear Oncology
Head of the Nuclear Medicine Department of DH 

Staff Physician
Dr. Beatriz Raquel Ochoa Lozano
Nuclear Medicine.  

 informacion@doctorshospital.com.mx

  01 (81) 5515-5000 ext. 2203 y 2204
      01 (81) 5515 5026