Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging

The department of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at Aster MIMS uses safe, painless and cost-effective techniques to image the functions of various organs and treat diseases. The department offers a wide range of imaging and therapeutic procedures under nuclear medicine and molecular imaging for various specialities. This branch of diagnostics uses small amount of radioactive material or tracer to diagnose the problems with the structure or functions of internal organs like lungs, heart, and liver and so on. The department with state-of-the-art infrastructure and skilled professionals allow quick and accurate diagnosis of various medical as well as surgical conditions. All the latest and advanced technologies are made available at the department to ensure specialised, individualised care to the patients.

Doctors

Dr. Sellam Karunanithi

Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr Sellam, a university gold medalist, secured his MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. He pursued his MD in Nuclear Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi with a career span of 6 years of experience in PET/CT oncology. His areas of special interests are PET/CT (Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology), Nuclear Cardiology (MPI- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging), Radio- Iodine Therapy (I-131 for Cancer Thyroid, Graves disease, Toxic Nodular Goiter & AFTN), Bone Scan, and Renal Scans (DTPA & DMSA).

Dr. Sellam Karunanithi

Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr Sellam, a university gold medalist, secured his MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. He pursued his MD in Nuclear Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi with a career span of 6 years of experience in PET/CT oncology. His areas of special interests are PET/CT (Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology), Nuclear Cardiology (MPI- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging), Radio- Iodine Therapy (I-131 for Cancer Thyroid, Graves disease, Toxic Nodular Goiter & AFTN), Bone Scan, and Renal Scans (DTPA & DMSA).

Dr.Sellam has published about 95 research articles in various indexed international journals till date. He has been awarded the ‘AIIMS Excellence Award- 2012’ and the prestigious ‘Asian Young Investigator Award-2014’ by the ‘Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine’ for his contribution in the field of research at a very young age. He has also presented papers in international conferences conducted at Lyon, France and Osaka, Japan. Adding to his credits, he is one among the first five Indians and first twenty five young Asian Nuclear Medicine physicians to have been certified as a Fellow of the Asian Nuclear Medicine Board (FANMB).

Qualifications MBBS, MD (AIIMS, New Delhi), RSO 2 (BARC, Mumbai), FANMB (Japan)

Facilities

Unique Features

  • Provides the state of the art Radio isotope procedures with high quality control
  • Most sophisticated gamma camera equipped with HD4 total digital detectors for superior quality images and the most advanced E Soft software solutions.
  • Exquisite thyroid clinic equipped with digital thyroid uptake system for diagnosis and treatment of various thyroid disorders
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Services Offered

  • Most of the standard nuclear imaging procedures are done here with ultimate care in par with global standards.
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SPECT-CT

  • Bone Scan & Bone SPECT-CT
  • Myocardial Viability SPECT-CT
  • Brain SPECT-CT
  • Infection Imaging
  • DTPMA/DMSA Renal Scan
  • Gl Bleed SPECT-CT
  • Thyroid SPECT-CT
  • Whole Body lodine SPECT-CT
  • Radio lodine Treatment for Thyrotoxicosis
  • Radio lodine Treatment for Ca Thyroid etc.
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