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.
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.
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.