Advanced Diagnostics at Gleneagles Health City: Nuclear Medicine, Molecular Imaging & Theranostics

Nuclear Medicine

Unlocking the Potential of Nuclear Medicine and Theranostics at Gleneagles HealthCity Chennai

At Gleneagles HealthCity Chennai, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of nuclear medicine and theranostics services aimed at providing high-quality molecular diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. Our state-of-the-art equipment and technical expertise enable us to deliver multidisciplinary care within our premises, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible treatment tailored to their individual needs.

Understanding Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine utilizes small amounts of radioactive materials, known as tracers, to diagnose and treat various medical conditions. Unlike traditional diagnostic tests like x-rays or ultrasounds, which primarily focus on structural appearance, nuclear medicine evaluates the function of organs, tissues, or bones to determine the underlying cause of a medical issue.

PET-CT Scan: Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Treatment

One of the cornerstone technologies in nuclear medicine is the PET-CT scan (Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography). This powerful diagnostic tool has significantly impacted the detection and management of diseases by providing both functional and structural information about the body. By detecting biological processes associated with diseases such as cancer at an early stage, PET-CT scans enable physicians to devise more effective treatment plans, often before symptoms manifest.

SPECT: Shedding Light on Organ Function

Another essential technique in nuclear medicine is SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography). By utilizing small amounts of radioactive tracers, SPECT scans allow us to investigate the function of specific organs in the body. Coupled with advanced imaging technology like the Gamma Camera, SPECT scans provide valuable insights into organ function, aiding in the diagnosis and management of various medical conditions.

Targeted Radionuclide Therapy and Theranostics

At Gleneagles Health City, we also offer targeted radionuclide therapy, a groundbreaking approach to cancer treatment. This therapy involves the use of radioactive drugs, known as radiopharmaceuticals, that specifically target cancer cells while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue. By tailoring treatment to the molecular properties of individual tumors, targeted radionuclide therapy offers promise as a personalized approach to cancer treatment, potentially improving patient outcomes and quality of life.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology to ensure the highest standards of care for our patients. From the Siemens Symbia Intevo 6 High-Resolution SPECT gamma camera to the Siemens Biograph Horizon PET-CT scanner, we have invested in the latest equipment to deliver accurate and reliable imaging results. Additionally, our cardiac stress room is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities for cardiac imaging studies, ensuring optimal patient comfort and safety.

Your Experience at Gleneagles Health City

When you arrive for your appointment at Gleneagles Health City, our dedicated staff will guide you through every step of the process. From registration and billing verification to the actual imaging procedure, we strive to make your experience as seamless and comfortable as possible. Whether you're undergoing a nuclear medicine study or a PET-CT scan, our team is committed to providing personalized care and attention to your needs.

Preparing for Your Procedure

Prior preparation is essential for certain nuclear medicine procedures to ensure optimal results. Our experienced staff will provide you with detailed instructions tailored to your specific procedure, including any necessary dietary restrictions or medication adjustments. We understand that preparation can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Safety and Risk Management

At Gleneagles Health City, your safety is our top priority. We adhere to stringent safety protocols to minimize radiation exposure and ensure the highest standards of care during your procedure. While nuclear medicine procedures are generally safe, our team is trained to handle any potential complications or allergic reactions that may arise, providing you with peace of mind throughout your experience.

Results and Follow-Up

After your procedure, you can expect prompt and accurate results from our team of experienced radiologists and nuclear medicine specialists. Your report will be available for collection on the same day, allowing you to take the next steps in your treatment journey with confidence. Our staff will be available to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding your results, ensuring continuity of care and support.


At Gleneagles Health City, we are committed to providing exceptional nuclear medicine and theranostics services that prioritize patient care, safety, and satisfaction. With our state-of-the-art facilities, experienced staff, and dedication to excellence, we strive to deliver the highest quality imaging and treatment solutions tailored to your individual needs. Trust Gleneagles Health City for your nuclear medicine and theranostics needs, and experience the difference firsthand.

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  • What is nuclear medicine, and how does it differ from traditional imaging methods?

    Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that uses small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat various medical conditions. Unlike traditional imaging methods like X-rays or CT scans, nuclear medicine focuses on the body's physiological functions, providing unique insights into diseases and conditions.

  • Why should I choose Gleneagles HealthCity Chennai for nuclear medicine services?

    Gleneagles HealthCity Chennai is renowned for its state-of-the-art infrastructure, cutting-edge technology, and a team of highly skilled nuclear medicine specialists. Choosing us means access to accurate diagnostics and optimal treatment options with a patient-centric approach.

  • What types of nuclear medicine services are offered at Gleneagles HealthCity Chennai?

    Our hospital offers a comprehensive range of nuclear medicine services, including PET/CT scans, bone scans, thyroid scans, and cardiac stress tests. These services cater to a wide array of medical conditions and diagnostic needs.

  • Are nuclear medicine procedures safe?

    Yes, nuclear medicine procedures are safe when performed by trained professionals. The radioactive materials used are administered in minimal amounts, and the benefits of accurate diagnosis and treatment far outweigh any potential risks.

  • How can I prepare for a nuclear medicine procedure at Gleneagles HealthCity Chennai?

    Preparation for nuclear medicine procedures may vary depending on the specific test. Your healthcare provider will provide you with detailed instructions, including fasting requirements and any necessary precautions. It's essential to follow these instructions carefully.

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  • Latest technology

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