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Nuclear Medicine

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at KIMS offers diagnosis and treatment of diseases in a safe and painless way. Nuclear medicine procedures permit the determination of medical information that may otherwise be unavailable, require surgery, or necessitate more expensive and invasive diagnostic tests. The procedures often identify abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease — long before some medical problems are apparent with other diagnostic tests. This early detection allows a disease to be treated sooner in its course when a more successful prognosis may be possible.

Nuclear medicine physicians can diagnose many different kinds of diseases such as identifying abnormal lesions deep in the body without exploratory surgery. The procedures can also determine whether or not certain organs are functioning normally. For example, nuclear medicine can determine whether or not the heart can pump blood adequately, if the brain is receiving an adequate blood supply, and if the brain cells are functioning properly or not. Nuclear medicine can determine whether or not the kidneys are functioning normally, and whether the stomach is emptying properly. It can determine a patient's blood volume, lung function, vitamin absorption, and bone density. Nuclear medicine can locate the smallest bone fracture before it can be seen on an x-ray. It can also identify sites of seizures (epilepsy), Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. Nuclear medicine can find cancers, determine whether they are responding to treatment, and determine if infected bones will heal. After a heart attack, nuclear medicine procedures can assess the damage to the heart. It can also tell physicians how well newly transplanted organs are functioning.

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With the aid of nuclear medicine, physicians detect numerous diseases including abnormal lesions or the functionality of the internal organs. The major purpose of nuclear medicine is to diagnose numerous diseases. Krishna Institute of Medical Studies provides treatment and diagnosis using nuclear medicines in the most comfortable and painless manner possible. A nuclear medicine hospital in Hyderabad is rare, however, the use of nuclear medicine is a great fold of medical science. We in KIMS have a specialized sector for nuclear medicine with additional facilities, our aim is not only to become the top nuclear medicine hospital in Hyderabad but compete with other nuclear medicine hospitals across the globe. Below, we will discuss the qualities of KIMS’ Nuclear Medicine Hospital in Hyderabad.


Nuclear medicine is a field of radiology which examines the structure and function of organs. It uses very low quantities of radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive substances). This process combines several distinct fields of study including biology, physics, math, computer science, and chemistry


Use of Nuclear medicine

It is challenging to visualize soft tissues, such as intestines and blood vessels using standard X-ray, hence the clear imaging of these structures, and the function of organs and tissues is made possible through nuclear imaging.

Different scans used with the help of nuclear medicine:

1. Renal scans

2. Bone scans

3. Heart and breast scans

4. Brain scans

5. Gallium scans


A small amount of a radioactive chemical is introduced into the body during the process to help in the examination. A radionuclide also referred to as a radiopharmaceutical and a radioactive tracer is absorbed by the body. There are many distinct kinds of radionuclides like technetium, thallium, gallium, iodine, and xenon.


KIMS As Top Nuclear Medicine Hospital in Hyderabad

Although nuclear medicine procedures are often safe, it is very important for a nuclear medicine hospital in Hyderabad to handle these nuclear medicines carefully. A nuclear medicine hospital in Hyderabad ensures that the patient receives the least amount of radiation while managing the test's accuracy. Thus the radiopharmaceutical utilized and radiation dose are carefully chosen. These nuclear medicines leave the patient's body within the next few hours.

With the aim to become the top nuclear medicine hospital in Hyderabad, we have introduced great technologies which fasten the procedures such as dual-head SPECT and dual-head SPECT/CT systems.


Most radiopharmaceuticals used in the diagnosis do not expose patients to much radiation than is often used with standard x-rays or CT scans. There are legitimate worries about the possibility of cancer development even from low doses of radiation exposure from cumulative medical imaging exams, but this risk is acknowledged to be quite small in comparison to the anticipated benefit from a diagnostic imaging study that is medically necessary.


FAQs


1. Which restrictions of nuclear medicine?

The method of nuclear medicine often takes a while. Sometimes, the radiotracer takes several hours, often days to build up in the desired area. Additionally, imaging procedures could take a considerable amount of time. Some procedures can be significantly shortened by improved equipment.


2. What are the benefits of nuclear medicine?

Some of the benefits of the nuclear medicine are given below:

i. Often the examination done using nuclear medicine offers distinctive data which is generally impossible to obtain by using conventional methods for imaging. details may also include the physiology and function of certain bodily parts may also be included in this information.

ii. It has been observed that nuclear medicine provides great help for diagnostic or therapeutic information associated with numerous disorders.

iii. In contrast to the exploratory surgery the expenses for a nuclear medicine scan is much more affordable and the latter might provide more accurate results.

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