Nuclear Medicine

Chief: Alessandra Vieni

The ISMETT Nuclear Medicine Service conducts conventional diagnostic nuclear medicine tests in vivo with prepared radiopharmaceuticals, including in-house prepared kits, and ready-to-use radiopharmaceuticals, employed according to the Guidelines on Current Good Radiopharmacy Practices. Technical and nursing staff, properly trained and qualified, collaborate with the physicians in the performance of the various diagnostic services. Radiology technicians and an expert clinical medicine physicist renowned at an international level manage the quality assurance and quality control of equipment.

Scintigraphy imaging is a safe and reproducible method, capable of providing morphological and functional information on important organs and systems to patients who come to ISMETT for diagnostic evaluations. The amount of radiation is very modest, and diagnostic procedures can be repeated several times, and also performed in pediatric patients.

Requests for tests will be evaluated according to the diagnostic referral, and performed on scheduled days based on their urgency.

Scintigraphic techniques:

  • Thyroid scintigraphy
  • Parathyroid scintigraphy
  • Whole-body bone scintigraphy
  • Polyphasic segmental bone scintigraphy
  • Renal sequential scintigraphy
  • Pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy
  • Whole-body scintigraphy with immune and receptor traces (octreoscan)
  • Myocardial tomoscintigraphy (SPECT) stress/at rest
  • Myocardial scintigraphy for determining vitality
  • Sequential hepatobiliary scintigraphy
  • Meckel’s diverticulum