NUCLEAR MEDICINE

NUCLEAR MEDICINE DEPARTMENT HEAD
Doctor Elise Lestanc

WHAT IS NUCLEAR MEDICINE?

 

Nuclear medicine groups together all of the medical procedures which require the use of radioactive markers for diagnosis or therapy.

The external detection of gamma radiation after administering a radioactive isotope, provides functional imaging of various organs (allowing the observation of the metabolism).

Nearly all organs are now regularly examined using this method: skeleton, heart, lungs, thyroid, kidneys, brain, etc.

WHICH EXAMINATIONS ARE PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT?
 

The Hôpital Foch nuclear medicine department is divided into two units:
The standard scintigraphy unit for the more common scintigraphy imaging techniques:

 

  • cardiac (myocardial and ventriculography),
  • bone,
  • pulmonary (ventilation and perfusion),
  • cerebral (perfusion and DATscan),
  • kidney (MAG3 and DMSA),
  • thyroidal,
  • parathyroidal,
  • sentinel lymph node,
  • Octreotide Scan, MIBG.

 

A PET (Positron Emission Tomography) unit, open to hospital patients 3 and a half days per week for FDG, Choline and (soon) F-DOPA PET scans.

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

The nuclear medicine department is located on level -1 of the south wing of the main building (Blue Sector)

 

 

Hours

The department is open 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

 

 

To make an appointment

Appointments can be made by telephone: 01 46 25 23 20 for nuclear medicine, and 01 46 25 22 16 for PET scans.

 

 

For Scintigraphy appointments

Reception tel.: 0146252320