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Nuclear Medicine/ Medical Physics

The nuclear medicine department in Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is located in Dubai hospital with more than 500 beds providing specialized services such as:

 

Diagnostic services:

  • Heart disease, Myocardial perfusion scan
  • Brain Death and brain tumors
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, gastric emptying, GI bleed, Meckel's etc.
  • Hepatobiliary disorders e.g. cholicystitis, biliary dyskinaesia, bile leak etc.
  • Infection/inflammation
  • Tumor markers , Ga67, TL 201, Sestamibi, MIBG,Tc99m- PSMA,In111-octreotide
  • Breast Cancer staging Tc99m- lymphoseek, Tc-HDP.
  • Lung disorders, e.g. pulmonary embolism, lung shunt
  • Bone disorders, e.g. stress fractures, bone metastases…etc.
  • Kidney disorders e.g. PUJ obstruction, reflux, renal artery stenosis
  • Thyroid disorders, thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism…etc.
  • Neuroendocrine disorders e.g. carcinoid, pheochromocytoma.
  • Other tests such as lymphoscintigraphy, sentinel lymph node Scintigraphy, dacryoscintigraphy.
  • Pediatric and neonatal diagnostic procedures.
  • Bone Mineral Densitometry –BMD.
  • Vascular disease.

 

Radionuclide therapy services:

Radioiodine ablation for thyroid cancer patients and treatment of benign thyroid diseases.


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