Welcome to Kiran Hospital
The department of Nuclear medicine and Molecular imaging is taken up the responsibility
of providing diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine to the center and be the
cradle to introduce and foster molecular imaging. The Department is affiliated to
the Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University) and has MCI recognized postgraduate
degree course (M.D.) in Nuclear Medicine and Diploma course (DFIT – Diploma in Fusion
Imaging Technology). Nine staff members are recognized teachers for the above courses.
The department is a pioneer in the country in hybrid imaging in oncology. The first
PET/CT scanner of the country was installed in 2004 in the department which was
earlier called as Bio imaging Unit
The department provides nuclear medicine services using SPECT/CT, PET/CT, Thyroid
Probe, Well counters providing around thirty investigations using twenty Radiopharmaceuticals.
A list of the investigations provided is (list) ---. Low dose therapy up to 30mCi131I
is given for low risk well differentiated thyroid cancer. Pain palliation is provided
with 153 Samarium EDTMP and 177 Lutetium EDTMP. Radioiodine treatment for thyrotoxicosis
and goiters is also provided.
PET-CT scans are completely painless without any side effects
Dress comfortably and warmly, as the scanner room is cold. You may need to change
into hospital clothes if your dress has any metal clips or fittings. All metallic
objects are to be removed prior to the scan.
You should remain fasting except for water for approximately 6 hours prior to the
Avoid strenuous exertion approximately 12 hours prior to the study.
You may take your regularly scheduled medications prior to arriving for your scan.
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTONS REGARDING INSULIN AND MEDICATION.
You will be called about an hour prior to the start of the study. Upon your arrival,
please report at the nurse’s station. Once you are called inside, you will receive
an injection of radioactive glucose (FDG) which will take approximately 45 minutes
to distribute throughout your body. Post injection you will be asked to take about
a liter of water/oral contrast. You will be asked to sit in a separate waiting area.
You will have to restrict movements and avoid talking during this time. You may
use the toilet if you so desire. You will be asked to empty your bladder and lie
on the scanner bed. The scan takes about 15-30 minutes depending upon the type of
scan you are having. It is important that you lie still during this process. Please
plan on being at the PET center for at least 3 hours.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR WAITING TIME MAY BE LONGER IN CASE OF ANY DELAY IN THE SUPPLY
OF THE RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL OR IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY PATIENT REQUIRING IMMEDIATE
Once the scan is complete, you will be able to leave the department. You may have
something to eat (you can carry something with you to eat after the scan if you
wish) and enquire if any delayed images are required which will be acquired after
The results are available by the end of the next working day.