This sophisticated type of scan provided by 57357’s Nuclear Medicine department relies on the injection of the body with isotopes or radioactive material to detect the cancer at the cellular level or earliest formation. Offering the latest technology, 57357’s PET/CT unit is presently equipped with two machines, which help reduce waiting time of patients.
The PET/ CT test relies on a radioactive material the isotopes which have a certain half-life. Hospital 57357 owns the cyclotron equipment, which produces the isotopes. Doing the test at 57357 is secured by the on-site constant production of isotopes.
Moreover, the Nuclear Medicine department has initiated a novel detection technique based on the usage of radioactive material F18-FET. An agent in PET imaging particularly effective in Brain Tumors. The 57357 cyclotron is presently the first unit in the Middle East and Africa to produce the radioactive positron F18-FET.
Another test is offered to prostate cancer patients utilizing a third kind of radioactive material, the F18-PSMA, also produced by 57357’s cyclotron.