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Nuclear medicine

 Nuclear medicine uses ionising radiation to provide information on organ or tissue functions. This information often enables physicians to diagnose many diseases accurately and rapidly. 

The Paideia International Hospital unit in Rome performs all major scintigraphic tests in the areas of oncology, cardiology, orthopaedics, endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology and pneumology.

Digital PET/CT scans, unlike the more widely used analog PET scans, study tumours using high-quality images and reduced doses of radio-pharmaceuticals.

Nuclear medicine, the main diseases covered:

The most commonly used procedures in Paideia’s nuclear medicine unit

PET/CT

The DISCOVERY MI PET-CT is a digital PET/CT scan that studies tumours using high-quality images and reduced doses of radio-pharmaceuticals. 

Most commonly used procedures with PET/CT:

The DISCOVERY MI PET-CT system features:

The DISCOVERY MI PET/CT is a combined tool for second-stage examinations that uses the CT scan X-ray emissions to analyse tissue morphology and the PET scan activity to analyse tissue metabolism, thus locating and staging the primary tumour and .

The PET/CT scan uses a digital detector that offers very high sensitivity and excellent spatial resolution, i.e. high-quality images even for very small lesions. This technology reduces both examination times and the dose of radio pharmaceuticals required.

The DISCOVERY MI uses Q. CLEAR for enhanced images via an algorithm with 25 interactions that acts on the increase in signal-to-noise ratio and Q. FREEZE, which eliminates the patient motion artifacts from respiratory motion and heartbeat.

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PSMA-PET/CT

Advanced prostate cancer diagnostics can now rely on a new tool: PET-CT with PSMA.

This innovative method allows for non-invasive detection of prostate neoplasms and possible metastases even in cases with low PSA levels. It is indicated for pre-treatment staging of prostate cancer and for detecting disease recurrence in patients previously treated, exhibiting a new rise in PSA levels in the blood.

The procedure involves intravenous administration of slightly radioactive PSMA drug, which is not perceptible, followed by the acquisition of PET diagnostic images after an appropriate period of absorption.

The image scanning takes only a few minutes; afterward, the patient can resume normal activities, observing simple radioprotection precautions.

Gamma camera

The Gamma Camera (SPECT) NM 830 is a machine used in nuclear medicine to capture scintigraphic images  for visualising the distribution in the body of radioactivity from drugs injected into the patient.

Most commonly used procedures with the gamma camera:

The NM 830 Gamma Camera features:

The Gamma camera is used in oncology, sports, cardiac; bone, renal and thyroid scintigraphy. For doctors, the system is equipped with the SmartConsole, a tool that allows scans to be viewed remotely. You can change the processing settings and start the clinical processing at any time. For example, doctors can view a full-body bone scan directly on their device and define the required scan interval limits from wherever they happen to be. This transition to digital workflow allows examinations to be completed more quickly.

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