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Nuclear medicine examinations provide entire series of high-resolution images for assessing organ functions. For this purpose, a minimal amount of a radioactive substance with a short half-life is introduced into the bloodstream by a single injection. The temporal and spatial distribution of this substance in the body can then be measured with highly sensitive measuring devices, and images can be calculated that reflect the metabolism.

By using different radiopharmaceuticals, different metabolic processes can be measured and represented. The radiation is then visually depicted with the help of particularly sensitive measuring devices, which allows for the examination of body functions or even their disturbances.


You will need: Referral (detailed questions), previous images / findings.

The examinations consist of three phases:
In the preparation phase, the radioactive substance is specially made for each patient and then administered (usually intravenously).
The technical phase includes the execution of scintigraphy, SPECT or PET measurement including image evaluation.
The information phase (medical specialist’s findings) concludes the process.

You will receive a minimal amount of a radioactive substance (radiopharmaceutical) with a short half-life. After 20 - 240 minutes, it has accumulated sufficiently in the target organ and the examination can be carried out.

These examinations are provided by the nuclear medicine practice. These examinations are to be paid privately and can be submitted to a supplementary/private insurance.