Nuclear medicine is a highly sophisticated domain in medicine that uses radioactive isotopes for non-invasive imaging and therapeutic procedures.
Burjeel Medical City, MBZ takes pride in setting up the State of the art Nuclear Medicine department in the UAE that offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures. The department is managed by eminent doctors and technologists and is equipped with the most modern SPECT CT and PET CT machines. Our radionuclide therapy rooms are the cosiest and safest in the country. Choose the Nuclear Medicine department in BMC for great patient care and the best diagnosis.
Nuclear medicine scans provide functional information at the molecular and cellular level, facilitating the accurate diagnosis of diseases in both adults and children. We cater to the needs of the Oncologist, Cardiologist, Neurologist, Nephrologist and almost all specialities of medicine and Surgery. The therapeutic applications of nuclear medicine include advanced procedures like radioiodine therapy of Graves’ disease, Lutetium PSMA /DOTATATE therapy for metastatic prostate and neuro-endocrine tumours respectively and bone pain palliation therapy.
General Nuclear Medicine/SPECT CT- following are few examples of situations where a gamma camera/SPECT machine is useful:
PET CT: Common procedures done in our dept :
Radionuclide therapy - few examples
Radioiodine therapy -Differentiated thyroid cancer, Graves disease/Toxic nodule
Another services that we can provide is using DXA machine for Bone Mineral Density (BMD), It also measures the Total & Percentage of Bone mass, Fat mass as % of total body weight, It measures also the Muscles & Lean tissue as percentage of your total body weight. Monitoring patients after bariatric surgeries, Trabecular bone score(TBS) particularly in Type2 Diabetes patients. Also, follow-up of patients with Thalassemia Major and regular blood transfusion.
Why choose our dept?
We provide integrated patient care with close cooperation from other specialities. We follow strict radiation safety and help reduce radiation risk to the patient, staff and bystanders.