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.