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Nuclear Medicine

The division of Nuclear Medicine at MMHRC was commissioned on 12th April 1996 after getting the approval from Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai. This division is the first of its kind in Southern Tamilnadu and is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging facilities. Nuclear medicine uses radioactive substances in small quantities for the functional and morphological evaluation of various organ systems. Nuclear Medicine has both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Nuclear Medicine procedures are one of the commonly performed procedures worldwide.


Facilities & Equipment

  • Gamma camera (Planar and SPECT imaging)
  • Full fledged isolation wards
    • Outpatient services operate on weekdays (Mondays to Saturdays) between 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.
    • Radionuclide imaging (Planar and SPECT) is performed on weekdays (Mondays to Saturdays) between 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. Prior appointment is needed for these procedures.
    • Prior appointment is not essential for emergency procedures.

Procedure Performed

Diagnostic Applications:

  • Renal scintigraphy
  • Skeletal scintigraphy (Whole body and Regional evaluation)
  • Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
  • Thyroid scintigraphy
  • Parathyroid scintigraphy
  • Hepatobiliary scintigraphy
  • Tc-99m RBC blood pool scintigraphy
  • Meckel’s diverticulum scintigraphy
  • Gastro-oesophageal transit time scintigraphy
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux scintigraphy
  • Gastric emptying time scintigraphy
  • Brain scintigraphy
  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Gallium scintigraphy
  • Scintigraphic evaluation of infection
  • Testicular scintigraphy

Therapeutic Applications:

  • Iodine-131 therapy
  • Phosphorous-32 therapy, Samarium-153 therapy, Strontium-89 therapy
  • Iodine-131 MIBG therapy


  • Dr.C.N.B.Harishankar, MD., MICNM- Consultant & Head

Emergency Contact : 0452-2581212 ,Cardiac Emergency : 0452 -2585001