Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging
Approximately 13,000 nuclear medicine procedures are preformed annually by the staff of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. There are four dual-headed SPECT cameras, three triple-headed SPECT cameras, four single-headed gamma cameras and a state-of-the-art PET scanner with PET/CT fusion, as well as a bone densitometer. In addition, in a separate area on campus, there is a dedicated research gamma camera and a micro-PET scanner for the evaluation of PET radiopharmaceuticals in laboratory animals.
The Division staff provides nuclear medicine training for both nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology residents. The Nuclear Medicine Residency Program is a ACGME approved residency, in existence since 1981. The teaching responsibilities are shared by staff attending physicians, a radiochemist, a radiophysicist, and other basic science personnel within the departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology.
Nuclear Medicine Imaging Services Available
The Nuclear Medicine diagnostic services include in vivo imaging as well as in vitro testing, and the Nuclear Medicine therapeutic services include the use of unsealed radioisotope sources, such as radioiodine, radiopharmaceuticals for the palliative treatment of bony metastases, somatostatin receptor therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals and radioimmunotherapy.
Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Appointments
To schedule an appointment with nuclear medicine, call 215-955-6707.
Nuclear Medicine Research & Education
Active research activities in the Division include expanded applications of radioimmunotherapy in various tumors, cardiovascular nuclear medicine, infection imaging with radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies and PET tracers, and the evaluation of dementia.
Visit the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.