Nuclear Medicine - MMHRC

World-class technologies. For impeccable care.

The division of Nuclear Medicine at MMHRC was commissioned on 12th April 1996 after getting approval from Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai. This division is the first of its kind in southern Tamilnadu and is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging facilities. The department started with ECIL gamma camera. GE millennium MPR camera later replaced the ECIL camera.At present, the nuclear medicine department has GE Discovery NM 630 dual head gamma camera and GE Discovery IQ PET CT. First dedicated breast PET camera Mammi is undergoing installation.The department also has two isolation rooms for high dose radio-nuclide therapy of thyroid cancer, metastatic NET and prostate cancer patients.As on 2021, the department has performed more than 55000 diagnostic procedures and more than 2000 therapeutic procedures.

  • Gamma Camera - GE Discovery NM 630
  • PET CT - GE Discovery IQ PET CT
  • Oncovision Mammi - Dedicated PET Mammogram
  • High dose radionuclide therapy wards
  • Low dose and beta radionuclide therapy room
  • Gamma Probe for sentinel lymph node detection

Services Offered:

  • Gamma Camera - All diagnostic nuclear medicine techniques are routinely performed in the department.
  • Renal studies (DTPA, DMSA, EC, DRCG) - Renal donor evaluation, GFR evaluation, Renal outlet obstructions, Congenital anomalies, UTI, VUR evaluation
  • Bone scintigraphy - Metastatic work up, Arthritis, Low back pain
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging - For evaluation of myocardial ischemia and viability
  • Endocrine evaluation - For evaluation of Thyroid, Parathyroid, adrenal and other endocrine hyperfunctions
  • Lymphoscintigraphy - Lymphatic drainage status, Leaks and sentinel lymph node detection
  • Gastro-Intestinal studies - For GI bleed, Meckel scan, Gastric emptying time, Bowel transit times are performed.
  • Lung perfusion, Infection imaging and other rarely performed studies are also performed.
  • PET/CT - Oncology PET, Cardiac and neurology PET studies, Fluoride PET for skeletal evaluation are done routinely. PET-CT scans are performed with prior appointment.
  • Gallium PET /CT studies are also routinely performed. DOTANOC, PSMA, FAPI, Substance P, Exendin-4 imaging are available.
  • Radionuclide therapy
  • Low dose radioiodine therapy for benign thyroid diseases
  • High dose radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancers
  • Bone pain palliation therapy for metastatic bone pain palliation
  • Lutetium DOTA TATE therapy for metastatic NET
  • Lutetium PSMA therapy for metastatic prostate cancer
  • Outpatient services: Outpatient services for thyroid diseases and thyroid cancer are available on all working days.
  • Interventional procedures: Sentinel node imaging and intra-operative gamma probe directed identification of sentinel lymph node is possible and is being routinely performed for carcinoma breast and carcinoma penis.

Dr. CNB. Harisankar


Senior Consultant & Head



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