American University of Beirut

Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and cyclotron unit

​​​​We offer the full range of routine tests in nuclear medicine, as well as advanced studies which encompass cardiac stress/rest scanning, sentinel node localization, leukoscans and neurological studies for epilepsy. We also provide radionuclide treatments for prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumors using Lu-177 radiopharmaceuticals as well as conventional radioiodine treatments for thyroid diseases.

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Our Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) unit is equipped with a 
state-of-the-art 16-multidetector Time-Of-Flight (TOF) PET/CT camera, allowing us to provide referring physicians with superior diagnostic information for their patients with cancer and certain neurologic conditions. PET/CT is used to pinpoint the location of cancer within the body before making treatment recommendations and for assessment of treatment response, memory disorders, seizures and other central nervous system disorders.

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​ The department also benefits from an on-site cyclotron, a particle accelerator which produces a variety of isotopes on a local and regional scale. The cyclotron is a dual-ion-source/dual-target unit with energy of 18 MeV capable of producing various radioisotopes such as F-18, O-15, N-13 and C-11.

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