Nuclear Medicine is an imaging specialty that uses radiopharmaceuticals. Radiopharmaceuticals are drugs with a small amount of radiation, which are used to obtain images of certain pathologies or to treat certain diseases.
These are non-invasive, painless and safe tests.
To perform these tests, we administer radiopharmaceuticals, usually intravenously.
Radiation emitted by the radiopharmaceutical is detected by different equipment called gamma cameras and PET / CT. These transform the radioactive signal into a digital image.
The studies obtained help in the diagnosis, staging and planning of treatment in both cancer patients and non-cancer patients. In fact, studies cover many pathologies: cardiac, urological, pulmonary, bone, endocrine, among others.
Director of the Nuclear Medicine Service
LluÃs BernÃ Roqueta