Nuclear Medicine

Reporting of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT Examinations

Protek Health Informatics has started to report Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT examinations with its superior teleradiology infrastructure.
Protek Health Informatics Inc. offers the opportunity to view all the radiological examinations and reports that come to mind, such as CT, MR, CR, Nuclear Medicine and PET CT or digital x-ray, taken in the centers with which it has an agreement, from anywhere in the world, and may download the reports in pdf and word extension.

What is Nuclear Medicine?

Nuclear Medicine and Its History
Nuclear Medicine is a medical discipline that uses radioactive drugs (radiopharmaceuticals) in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The functions of organs are displayed physiologically for the diagnosis of various diseases with scintigraphic examinations.

Today, there are nearly 100 different types of nuclear imaging; There is no major organ or system that cannot be visualized with nuclear medicine methods.

Currently, function imaging is performed in diseases related to almost every organ system in universities in our country, in state and insurance hospitals in big cities, and in nuclear medicine departments serving in some private centers. Diagnostic tests performed in these centers are scintigraphic imaging of thyroid, bone, heart, kidney and many other organs and diseases, as well as the treatment of some tumors and inflammatory diseases, especially thyroid diseases.

Commonly Used Techniques in Nuclear Medicine
Planar Image; It gives information about the two-dimensional image of the organ and its function.

SPECT; information about the three-dimensional image and function of the organ is obtained.

PET; While providing information about the function of a specific organ, tumor or any active metabolic area, it also provides three-dimensional imaging.

Uses of Nuclear Medicine

• In diagnosing paralysis in some paralysis diseases
• In the diagnosis of dementia
• For the evaluation of brain-neck vascular surgeries
• In epilepsy (scar) patients scheduled for surgery
• Showing the location of some tumors
• Staging of tumors
• Evaluation of whether tumors have spread
• Treatment of pain in cancerous bones
• Display of hidden fractures
• Bone infections
• Demonstrating obstructions in the urinary tract
• Investigation of whether there is urine leakage to the kidneys
• Investigation of kidney infections
• Diagnosis of coronary artery diseases
• Evaluation of those who have bypass surgery
• To investigate the cause of the disease in some hypertension patients
• Follow-up of patients in kidney transplantations
• Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (blood clotting in lungs)
• Goiter diseases
• Various esophagus and stomach diseases
• Gallbladder diseases
• Intestinal bleeding
• Suspicion of latent infection
• Examination of lymphatic ways
• Examination of tear ducts
• Examination of the functions of the salivary glands
• Imaging of different tumors with various radiopharmaceuticals
• Investigation of hidden infections in the body