Diagnostic capabilities at SMVD Narayana super-specialty Hospital grow exponentially with introduction of Nuclear Medicine

JAMMU: As part of the hospital's endeavor to continually improve clinical and diagnostic services, SMVD Narayana super-specialty hospital introduces Nuclear Medicine.

SMVD Narayana hospital is now capable of providing the most advanced form of diagnoses and can accurately determine the severity of a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, lungs and stomach, endocrine, brain and nerve disorders and other abnormalities within the body.

There are several diagnosis including Thyrotoxicosis, one of the disorders from thyroiditis (group of disorders that all cause thyroidal inflammation) that can be found only through this stream of medical science.

Similarly, detailed diagnosis of how well blood is flowing through heart muscles, cortical defects in the brain, kidney and liver function, flow of contents in the stomach, lymph node mapping, evaluating the severity of a variety of bone diseases and conditions, including fractures, infection, and cancer, circulation of air and blood in the lungs;enable doctors to take a precise and minimally invasive surgical approach. These capabilities also help patients avail end-to-end advanced clinical servicesacross specialties under one roof at an affordable cost.

Dr. Rohit Kumar, Consultant- Nuclear Medicine, said, "The functional information provided by nuclear medicine examinations is unique and currently unattainable through other imaging procedures. Overall efficiency also increases as patients spend Copied from Jammu links news less time during the process as scans can be set-up faster, including automated transitions and more importantly, the whole experience is far less traumatic for patients". This is to be noted that the hospital is also planning to install PET-CT Scan in coming months.

About Nuclear medicine:
It is a broad specialty on its own. It includes diagnostic examinations that result in images of body anatomy and function. The images are developed based on the detection of energy emitted from a radioactive substance given to the patient, either intravenously or orally.Nuclear medicine is much less traumatic than exploratory surgery and allergic reaction to radiopharmaceutical material is extremely rare.

About Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-speciality Hospital, Jammu
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-specialty Hospital at Kakryal, near Katra in Jammu, is a unit which is managed by Narayana Health in partnership with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. With an initial bed capacity of 230, this state-of-art super-specialty tertiary care hospital is poised to cater to over 20 different clinical specialties with a special focus on Cardiac Sciences and Oncology. It aims at providing affordable quality health care to the people of this region.

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