Nuclear medicine takes PSG to the next level


PSG Hospitals are pioneers in providing super specialized and affordable healthcare services to the people of Tamil Nadu, especially in Coimbatore and surrounding areas. PSG hospitals offer advanced and quality care
at an affordable cost.

The nuclear medicine department of the PSG Hospitals is equipped with a state-of-the-art hybrid PET-CT system from Siemens (Biograph Horizon LSO crystal with time of flight) and a dual-head gamma camera SPECT system (Siemens Evo Excel) . Nuclear medicine is one of the most advanced specialties of modern medicine. Nuclear medicine uses radioactive tracers to image and treat various diseases. The unique nature of nuclear medicine is that it provides functional information about disease.

In any disease, functional changes occur before structural and clinical changes. Functional imaging allows early detection of disease as well as assessment of response to treatment. PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography) is a
non-invasive hybrid imaging procedure. The PET-CT scan offers a combination of precise anatomical and functional details of the disease. It is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools available today. It is used for a wide range of diseases, including the diagnosis of cancer, infections, heart and neurological disorders.

The Nuclear Medicine department, PSG Hôpitaux, offers a multitude of diagnostic and therapeutic means for oncological and non-oncological indications. Whole body PET-CT is all-in-one imaging. This
helps avoid multiple scans and is a one stop shop. The PET scan is the workhorse in the field of oncology. In cancer, the PET CT scan is used to
cancer staging, assessment of response to treatment, localization of cancer origin, site orientation for appropriate tissue biopsy and for early detection of cancer recurrence. Being a one-day examination procedure, PET-CT is convenient and cost-effective for patients.

SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) offers functional imaging of various organs in the body such as the kidneys, heart, bones, thyroid, parathyroid, liver, brain, and lungs. The applications are numerous, including coronary heart disease, thyrotoxicosis, hyperparathyroidism, hydronephrosis, kidney transplantation, bone metastases, etc.

The Nuclear Medicine department also offers various therapies based on radioactive tracers. Radionuclide therapy provides simple, rapid and effective treatment at an affordable cost and with negligible side effects. Different diseases that can be treated include thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, liver cancer, skin cancers, and metastatic bone pain.

The therapy is also available for many benign conditions like thyroid disease and joint disorders. We believe that the Department of Nuclear Medicine enhances the spectrum of PSG healthcare by providing even more services to society.

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