Nuclear Medicine

Our department delivers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic applications of this unique specialty, which employs minute amounts of radioactive material called radiopharmaceuticals to study the function of body systems and organs. Handling and use of radio- pharmaceuticals is governed by stringent international and national regulations and our team of highly-qualified consultants ensure the compliance with the standards set for the safe and appropriate use radiopharmaceuticals in medicine. Our physicians are backed by a team of physicists, radio-chemists, cyclotron engineers and technologists to deliver this technology and labour intensive service. Read more…

Our Nuclear Medicine services are available at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore.

For appointment, please contact +92 42 35905000 Ext.4192, 4193

Find below the complete list of procedures:

Test/Procedure NamePreparationPerformedReported
Cardiovascular System
Lymphoscintigraphy LimbsNo Preparation RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next working day
Muga Rest ScanStop taking caffeinated products 12 hours before testMon, Tue & Fri
9am to 4 pm
Next working day
Myocardial Perfusion Stress / Rest Scan With Mibi (Spect/CT)Fasting for 2 hours. Assessment required by NM physicianMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next working day
Myocardial Viability (Thallium-201 Spect/CT)Fasting for 2 hours. Assessment required by NM physicianSpecial order requiredNext working day
Central Nervous System
Brain Perfusion Scan (TC99M HMPAO) Assessment required by NM physicianMon, Tue & Fri
9am to 4 pm
Next working day
CSF Shunt EvaluationNo Preparation RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next working day
Endocrine System
Adrenocortical Scintigraphy Assessment required by NM physicianSpecial order requiredNext working day
Parathyroid Scan with Mibi (SPECT/CT)No Preparation RequiredDaily
(Mon to Sat)
9am to 4pm
Next working day
Radioiodine (I-131) Thyroid ScanStop antithyroid medication for 5 days before test. Stop thyroxin 1 month before test No CT scan with contrast 6 weeks prior to thyroid scan. Assessment required by NM physicianMON TO SATNext working Day
Radioiodine (I-131) Therapy for Hyperfunctioning Thyroid GlandFasting for 2 hours. Stop antithyroid medication for 5 days before therapyTue
9am to 4pm
Next working day
Thyroid Scan with Pertechnetate (TCO4)Stop antithyroid medication for 5 days before test. Stop thyroxin 1 month before test No CT scan with contrast 6 weeks prior to thyroid scan.Daily
(Mon to Sat)
9am to 4pm
Next working day
Gastro-Intestinal System
Gastrointestinal Bleeding Scan (Colloid Scan)4 hours Fasting RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next Working Day
Gastrointestinal Bleeding Scan (Labelled Red Cell Scan)4 hours Fasting RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next Working Day
Gastric Emptying Scan6 hours Fasting RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next Working Day
Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Scan4 hours Fasting RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next Working Day
Meckel'S Diveticulum ScanOral H2 blockers for 3 daysMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next Working Day
Salivary Gland Scan No Preparation RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next Working Day
Genito-Urinary Sytem
Renal Scan with DMSANo Preparation RequiredMon, Wed and
Thur
9am to 4pm
Next Working Day
Renogram with Captopril for Renovascular HypertensionNo Preparation Required. Assessment required by NM physicianMon, Wed and Thur
9am to 4pm
Next Working Day
Renogram with DTPA for GFRNo Preparation RequiredMon, Wed and
Thur
9am to 4pm
Next Working Day
Renogram with MAG3No Preparation RequiredMon, Wed and
Thur
9am to 4pm
Next Working Day
Tesitucular Torsion Scan No preparation requiredDaily
8am to 11 pm
After 3 Working Days
Vesicoureteric Reflux Scan (Direct)Patient Assessment Required by NM Physician.MON, TUE, WED & THUNext Working Day
Vesicoureteric Reflux Scan (Indirect)Patient Assessment Required by NM Physician.MON, TUE, WED & THUNext Working Day
Hepatobiliary System
Hepatobiliary Scan4 hours Fasting RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next Working Day
Liver RBC/Colloid Scan for Lesion CharacterizationNo Preparation RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next Working Day
Liver Red Cell Pool Scan (Hemangioma)4 hours Fasting RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next Working Day
Liver - Spleen Scan With ColloidNo Preparation RequiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next Working Day
Musculoskeletal System
Bone Densitometry (DXA) Whole Body ScanStop calcium and vitamin tabs 2 days before test No CT scan with oral contrast for 15 days prior to the DXA scan.Daily
(Mon to Sat)
9am to 4pm
Next Working Day
Bone Densitometry (DXA), VFA and Frax Calculation Stop calcium and vitamin tabs 2 days before test No CT scan with oral contrast for 15 days prior to the DXA scan.Daily
(Mon to Sat)
9am to 4pm
Next Working Day
Bone Scan (SPECT/CT)No preparation requiredDaily
(Mon to Sat)
9am to 4pm
Next Working Day
Pulmonary System
Lung Perfusion & Ventilation ScanNo preparation requiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next working day
Lung Perfusion Scan No preparation requiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next working day
Lung Ventilation ScanNo preparation requiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next working Day
Tumour Imaging/Radionuclide Therapy
Gallium-67 (GA67) Scan - (Infection/Neoplastic Imaging SPECT/CT)No MRI scan with contrast 1 week prior to injection. Assessment required by NM physicianSpecial order required Tue
9am to 4pm
Next working Day
Radioiodine (I-131) Mibg Scan for Neural Crest TumoursPatient Assessment Required by NM Physician.Special order requiredNext working Day
Radioidone (I-131) Therapy for Metastatic Thyroid Cancer 2 hours fasting. Assessment required by NM physicianDaily
(Mon to Sat)
9am to 4pm
Next working Day
Radioidone (I-131) Therapy Thyroid Ablation in Thyroid Cancer2 hours fasting. Assessment required by NM physicianDaily
(Mon to Sat)
9am to 4pm
Next working Day
Radioidone (I-131) Whole Body Scan2 hours fasting. Assessment required by NM physicianWed and
Thur
9am to 4pm
Next working Day
PET CT Scan (F18 FDG)Please contact PET suite for appointment and referral form.Daily
8am to 11 pm
After 3 working Days
PET CT Scan (F18 FDG) (Limited Scan)Please contact PET suite for appointment and referral form.Daily
8am to 11 pm
After 3 working Days
Sentinel Lymph Node Scintigraphy (Bilateral)No preparation requiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next working Day
Sentinel Lymph Node Scintigraphy (Unilateral)No preparation requiredMon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next working Day
Somatostatin Receptor Scintigraphy eith Hynic Octreotide (Neuroendocrine Tumours)Fasting for 4 hours. Assessment required by NM physicianSpecial order required Mon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next working Day
Strontium (SR-89) Therapy for Bone Pain PalliationNo preparation required. Assessment required by NM physicianSpecial order required Mon to Fri
(9am to 4pm)
Next working Day

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