In this Department, stress MIBI scan and viability scan are done on OPD basis. The number of patients benefited through this department is around 1000 annually. Nuclear Cardiology Department has been working since 1st November, 2010. It is purely diagnostic department for cardiac disease by using radioactivity and radiopharmaceutical. The department is providing the facility of these following non-invasive diagnostic procedures by using radionuclide techniques.
- Myocardial Perfusion Stress/Rest SPECT Scan
- Myocardial Perfusion Viability SPECT Scan
The department has a dual head SPECT dedicated Cardiac Gamma Camera with Brand Name IS-2 manufactured by Positron USA. This Gamma Camera is specially designed for cardiac scan with high resolution and compensating sensitivity.
We are using molybdenum (Mo-99) Generator from PINSTECH which is main source of Technetium 99m (Tc-99m), used for disgnosing Cardiac Diseases. Technetium 99m is unique element with 6 hours half life and 140kv photon energy.
For the purpose of stress, different types of protocols for cardiac stress are used according to patient’s condition including exercise protocol with ETT machine manufactured by QUINTON, Argumeter Cycle and pharmacological stress with Dobutamine, Dipyridamole (persantin) and Adenosine.
Two types of procedure are used
- Stress MIBI scam
- Viability Scan
Radiation exposure was minimized by instructions displayed on the board and by teaching the staff and patients.
To refresh the knowledge and skill, the staff members are used to attend different workshops throughout the year.