Nuclear Medicine departments of Acıbadem Hospitals Group use small amounts of radioactive tracers to diagnose and treat various conditions and diseases, and provide accurate images of distribution these materials within the body.
Unlike other types of radiologic examinations which focus on anatomical details of organs, nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures provide imaging based on the function of human organs.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT SERVICES:
Nuclear Medicine departments of Acıbadem Hospitals Group provide imaging of the cardiovascular system, skeletal system, thyroid, parathyroid and genitourinary systems, infection and inflammations; as well as C-14 urea breath test and intraoperative sentinel-node biopsy.
Acıbadem Hospitals Group is one of the few medical centers in the region with capabilities to implement procedures such as C-14 urea breath test, intraoperative sentinel-node biopsy and leukocyte labelling.
Acıbadem Hospitals Group is also capable of performing leukocyte labeled whole-body scintigraphy. This procedure can only be implemented at a few university hospitals in Turkey.
PET (Positron Emission Tomography) is an advanced imaging technique which can be implemented at only a few medical centers in Turkey. This method is generally used for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of cancers as well as diseases of the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system. PET uses a radiotracer called FDG to detect metabolic changes in cancerous cells. This procedure provides information on the level and recurrence status of the disease, for appropriate follow-up.