Medicana International Ankara Hospital
Department of Nuclear Medicine (534924)
Specialized in: nuclear medicine
About the department
The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Medicana International Ankara Hospital provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic measures based on the use of various radioisotopes. The department is equipped with such advanced medical devices as PET-CT Discovery IQ, gamma cameras and scintigraphy systems. All the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures comply with the strict international medical protocols. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Nalan Can.
The doctors of the department widely practice the the use of PET-CT device, which allows them to take pictures of the desired body areas using the "cross-section" method and monitor the processes in the tissues and organs. Thus, the combination of detailed structural images with the images showing the activity of processes in the tissues allows for a detailed information about the localization and activity rates of the pathological area. This method is especially effective for diagnostics, treatment and follow-up examination in oncopathology, cardiac diseases (ischemic heart disease, heart attack) and brain diseases (brain tumors, epileptic seizures).
A distinctive feature of the department is the state-of-art PET-CT Discovery IQ system, which, thanks to a short scan time period, provides the patient with the best possible comfort. Also, the Discovery IQ makes it possible to diagnose and determine the pathologic stage, based on the ability for very detailed imaging. The method is used for the determination of tumor spread in the body after cancer diagnostics and assessment of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy influence on the oncological process. In addition, the device is effectively used to detect recurrence in the same place of tumor localization or distant metastases after treatment completion.
Another diagnostic and treatment method is a gamma camera, which helps to determine the location and size of tumors in the thyroid gland, spleen, liver, lungs and brain. Scanning with a gamma camera takes only a few minutes.
Also, the department’s scope of tasks includes scintigraphy, which assesses the activity of accumulation of radioactive substances in various organs and tissues of the human body. For example, myocardial perfusion scintigraphy is performed to measure the amount of blood, which flows to the heart muscle in patients with life-threatening heart disease or myocardial infarction.
The service range of the department includes:
- Combined PET-CT method and diagnostics using the state-of-art PET-CT Discovery IQ system for the following pathologies
- Oncological diseases
- Brain diseases
- Head and neck neoplasms
- Esophageal diseases
- Lung diseases
- Colon and rectal diseases
- Pancreatic diseases
- Thyroid diseases
- Cervical diseases
- Epileptic seizures
- PET-CT examination of viable tissue after coronary heart disease, coronary artery bypass grafting and heart attack
- PET-CT differential diagnostics of Alzheimer's disease and dementia
- Diagnostics of tumors of the thyroid gland, spleen, liver, lungs and brain using a gamma camera
- Bone tissue scintigraphy
- Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
- Lacrimal gland and duct scintigraphy (dacryoscintigraphy)
- Gastrointestinal scintigraphy
- Parathyroid scintigraphy
- Lymph node mapping or scintigraphy
- Testicular scintigraphy
- Thyroid scintigraphy
- Lung scintigraphy
- Other methods of radioisotope diagnostics and therapy
Photo of the doctor: (c) Medicana Health Group
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