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Department of Nuclear Medicine

The Department of Nuclear Medicine at Taipei Medical University Hospital was established in 1998. The main diagnostic equipment is a Single Photon Emission Computed tomography (SPECT) and SPECT/CT, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and Gamma counter. The members in this team include physicians, radiologists, laboratory technicians, and nurses.

Nuclear images are functional, physiological and biochemical. We use radionuclide or radioisotope labeled pharmaceutics for specific organ imaging, mostly whole body bone scan, myocardial perfusion scan, thyroid scan, renal scan and split renal function, dynamic salivary function, sentinel lymph node determination, tumor and inflammatory scans. Our FDG/PET machines allow for malignant/benign tumor differentiation, cancer initial and re- staging, evaluation of the effect of treatment, and prediction of disease outcome. Addtionally, we use radioimmunoassays to measuring the circulation levels of hormones and tumor markers. The diseases we treat are thyroid disorders, employing treatment methods such as radioiodine (I-131) for hyperthyroidism or a low dose I-131 for post-operative thyroid cancer, as well as the recently available Ra-223 for skeletal metastatic prostate cancer.

 

Services & Treatments

 
 SERVICES & PROGRAMS

Cardiology

  • Stress/rest Myocardial Perfusion scan (SPECT)
  • Rest Myocardial Perfusion scan (SPECT)
  • Cardiac function test (LV & RV EF,Wall motion)

 

Bone and Joints

  • Whole body bone scan
  • Three phase bone scan
  •    Sacroiliac joint scan

  

Tumor & Inflammation  Survey

  •    Ga-67 Inflammation and tumor scan
  •    Tl-201 cancer work-up

 

Neurology

  •    Trodat-1 Brain SPECT
  •    ECD brain SPECT

 

Urology & Nephrology

  •    Renal function study
  •    Renal cortical scan (SPECT)
  •    Scrotal scan

 

Gastroenterology

  •    Sialoscintigraphy
  •    Meckel's diverticulum scan
  •    Esophageal Transit Study
  •    GI Bleeding scan

 

Endocrinology

  •    thyroid uptake and scan
  •    I-131 cancer work up
  •    Parathyroid scan
  •    Adrenal scan

Lymphatic system

  •    Sentinel node (breast cancer and melanoma)
  •    Lymphoscintigraphy

Respiratory system

  •    Lung perfusion scan
  •    CAPD & Hepatic Hydrothorax

Radioimmunoassay (RIA)

  •    Hormones
  •    Tumor markers

 

 

OUR DOCTORS

Chung-Huei Hsu, MD

Nuclear Medicine

SPECIALTY/PRACTICE AREAS:
• Diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine
• Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging
• Diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease
• Immunoassay
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LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
• English
• Chinese

Ya-Ju Tsai, MD

Nuclear Medicine

SPECIALTY/PRACTICE AREAS:
• Diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine
• Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging
• PET/CT scan
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LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
• English
• Chinese
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