Providing easy and safe detection of certain diseases.
As the first nuclear medicine service to serve Visayas and Mindanao, we use the most advanced Gamma Camera Machine in a full-service nuclear department that performs diagnostic, therapeutic and research application procedures.
The Nuclear Medicine of Cebu Doctors' University Hospital marks 20 years of continuous commitment to full service and devote a quality care highlighting its passion for innovative technology and expertise. It is the "First to Serve the Visayas and Mindanao" since 1990.
The Nuclear Medicine Services Department was blessed on December 7, 1990 and officially started on December 8, 1990.
Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty that uses very small amounts of radioactive substances or radiopharmaceuticals (tracers) to diagnose or treat diseases. It is devoted to diagnostic, therapeutic and research applications of internally administered radionuclide.
The Nuclear Medicine Services bring in the "MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION IMAGING." It is a diagnostic exam that evaluates the blood flow to your heart and how well the heart is able to pump blood. This test detects narrowing of the coronary arteries and estimates the strength of your heart muscle.
It is a type of breast imaging test that is used to detect cancer cells in the breasts of some women who have had abnormal mammograms, or who have dense breast tissue.
This test provides non-invasive means of diagnosing a stomach infection with bacteria called helicobacter pylori. These bacteria have been linked to the formation of ulcers in the stomach and small intestines.
Gamma Well Counter RADIOIMMUNOASSAY (RIA)
A doctor/technologist will insert an IV and ECG leads will be attached to your chest. A stress test is performed using a treadmill or with a pharmacologic medicine with the presence a cardiologist. At peak stress, a radiopharmaceutical will be injected through your IV. After a waiting time of 45-60 minutes, a set of "stress" images of your heart will be taken using the SPECT Gamma camera. This will last about 20 minutes. A waiting time of 2 to 3 hours is required before injecting another set of "rest images" will be taken. The whole procedure will take about 4-5 hours.
The test will be performed using pharmacologic agents like dipyridamole, adenosine or dobutamine.
"Always provide a list of medications of patient to the staff for verification"