Sections : Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

The Division of Nuclear Medicine currently has four full time faculty members and one part time faculty member. All attendings are dual board certified and have expertise and special interest in various sections of nuclear medicine.

Mission

Our mission is to provide medical care of a very high caliber, and conduct high quality research involving imaging studies such as PET/CT and SPECT/CT, non-imaging in-vivo studies, and various therapeutic studies, including radioantibodies with unsealed radiopharmaceuticals.

Services Provided

  • Cardiovascular Studies: MUGA Rest, Myocardial Rest – Thallium, Myocardial Perfusion Stress-Rest, PYP Scan, Venogram
  • Tumor/Inflammation: Gallium Sarcoid, Gallium SPECT, Gallium Total Body
  • Endocrine: Adrenal Imaging with MIBG, I-131 Total Body, Parathyroid, Thyroid Scan, Thyroid Uptake, Thyroid Uptake and Scan, Thyroid Uptake/Suppression, Thyroid Uptake/TSH.
  • Central Nervous System: Brain SPECT w/Neurolite – Brain (Perfusion Imaging), Cisternogram, Cisternogram SPECT, Tumor Localization SPECT with Thallium, Brain flow
  • Gastrointestinal: Hepatobiliary, Gastric Emptying, Esophageal Swallow, GI Bleed, Liver Spleen SPECT, Abdominal Scan – Meckel’s, Gastro-Esophageal (GE) Reflux
  • Genitourinary: Cystogram, Renogram/Lasix, Renal SPECT (MAG3), Renal SPECT (DMSA), Renogram/ACE Inhibitor, Testicular
  • Hematological: Lymphoscintigraphy, WBC scan
  • PET: Brain (Metabolic Imaging), Cardiac, Tumor Whole Body Imaging
  • Skeletal: Bone Density, Bone SPECT, Total Body, Triple Phase
  • Pulmonary: Lung Quantitative, Lung Aerosol/Perfusion
  • Therapy: Bone Pain, Hyperthyroid, Thyroid CA Therapy, Bexxar Therapy, Zevalin Therapy
  • Tumor Localization: Breast Scintigraphy, Octreoscan, Prostascint
    Stress Tests

Hospital Affiliation

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospitals & Clinics/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Areas of Expertise

PET/CT, SPECT/CT, Radiopharmaceutical Therapy, and Computer Analysis

Resources

The department is well equipped with state-of-the art technology including:

  • 11 SPECT
  • 3 SPECT/CT
  • 1 PET
  • 4 PET/CT

Education

Along with patient care, the resident receives training in the fundamentals of radiologic medical technology, nuclear physics, radiation biology, radiation protection, and computer applications. Residents also receive basic science training in physics, instrumentation and computer science, radiopharmaceuticals and protocols involved by attending the five week Basic Science Teaching Course in Nuclear Medicine.