Nuclear medicine services
Nuclear medicine diagnostics
The scintigraphy (imaging with radioisotopes) of the sentinel lymph nodes in case of suspected breast cancer is carried out in cooperation with the hospital of the University of Bonn, Germany, which also performs the injection. During scintigraphy, radioactive substances are injected, which accumulate in the body and are visualized by medical imaging. The measurement takes place at the operating room of Beta Klinik.
Other diagnostic procedures of nuclear medicine can be executed in cooperation with our partners.
Nuclear medicine treatment
The radioiodine treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases takes place at the therapeutic ward of the hospital of the University of Bonn, Germany.
The treatment of liver tumors, liver metastases, neuroendocrine tumors and bone metastases requires a hospitalization. Every treatment option is carried out in close cooperation with the staff of Beta Klinik.
Ultrasound / sonography nuclear medicine
Thyroid diagnostics includes ultrasound (sonography) and duplex ultrasound of the thyroid gland and the soft tissue of the throat. Thyroid ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless medical procedure without radiation exposure, based on ultrasound waves. Duplex ultrasound complements conventional ultrasound by its visualization of the degree of blood flow (supplied or non-supplied nodules, inflammation). Ultrasound enables us to determine the shape, location and size of the thyroid as well as potential nodular changes (cysts, adenoma, tumor). The images can be printed and digitally saved as well.
Contraindications ultrasound / sonography nuclear medicine
Because thyroid ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless medical procedure without exposure to X-radiation, there are no contraindications, i.e., reasons not to use it without any restrictions.