Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is a science that uses radioactive substances for the diagnosis or treatment of many diseases. In both cases, specially prepared radioactive substances are administered to the body, usually intravenously or orally, and rarely by direct injection into the body at certain doses calculated per patient. After a certain waiting period, two or three-dimensional shots are taken with devices that convert the radiation in patients into images.

Diagnostic interventions are imaging procedures, and in these applications, very small doses of radioactive material are administered. Contrary to popular belief, the amount of radiation received by nuclear medicine techniques is similar or less than the amount of radiation received in similar radiological applications. Depending on the radioactive materials used in Nuclear Medicine, devices called GAMA CAMERA and PET-CT are used to acquire images. Imaging is usually called scintigraphy. However, if 3D shooting is performed, imaging according to the device and radioactive material used is called SPECT or PET. After imaging, the radioactive material in the body becomes harmless and disappears by emitting invisible rays after a certain period of time. This process varies depending on the radioactive substance and dose administered. Scintigraphy films are not easy to evaluate by other physicians and are evaluated and reported by Nuclear Medicine physicians specialized in this field.

There are treatments for various diseases, especially some thyroid (goiter) diseases with radioactive substances. The amount of radioactive substance administered for therapeutic purposes is generally greater than that given for diagnostic purposes. The amount of radiation received in these processes is also relatively high, but the benefit to be obtained is insignificant. Since the distance that the treatment rays can reach is usually a few millimeters, it only acts on the target organs and tissue, usually not damaging the surrounding tissues.

Nuclear Medicine Unit was established in 2014 within the structure of Çanakkale State Hospital and now our new service building in Çanakkale Mehmet Akif Ersoy is -1. Serves on the ground floor. In our unit, diagnostic and scintigraphic imaging of many organs or diseases such as thyroid, bone, heart and kidney is performed and at the same time, outpatient treatment is given in some thyroid diseases (hyperthyroidism).

Our unit has a double-headed gamma camera, a PET / CT device, an ultrasound, a gamma counter, an exercise device and a laboratory with a cabinet used for the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals. Our unit provides quality service to Çanakkale provinces and districts with 2 nuclear medicine specialists, 4 technicians, 1 emergency medical technician, 3 secretaries, 1 assistant personnel.


  • Lung perfusion scintigraphy(planar, SPECT)
  • Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (SPECT, GATED,Pharmacological stress, attenuation correction )
  • Myokard PET, viability study
  • Bone scintigraphy (Whole body, three-phase, SPECT)
  • Parathyroid scintigraphy (Dual phase, SPECT)
  • Tc-99m Thyroid scintigraphy
  • Gastroesophageal scintigraphy
  • Meckel scintigraphy
  • Calculation of gastric emptying time
  • DTPA renal scintigraphy (GFR calculation)
  • Mag3 kidney scintigraphy
  • DMSA renal scintigraphy (planar, SPECT)
  • Vesicoureteralreflu Scintigraphy
  • Testicular scintigraphy
  • Oncologic PET (F-18 FDG)
  • I-131 whole body scan (5 mCi)
  • Dakriosintigrafisi
  • Korelatif USG
  • I-131 treatment (15 mCi)