QIH announces addition of Nuclear Imaging Services

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital (Q.I.H) inaugurated its first Nuclear Imaging Service (Installation of Gamma Camera). It will provide new paradigm in care of heart diseases especially in patients who complain of chest pain said Dr. Ishtiaq Malik Consultant Nuclear Cardiologist of Quaid e Azam International Hospital on the occasion of inauguration ceremony of the Nuclear Imaging service.
He said that Present practice in Pakistan for such patient is to get patient to cardiac catheterization and if there is blockage in coronary artery or arteries, patient will get single or multiple stents based on appearance of coronary arteries. Dr. Malik explained various features of the Nuclear Imaging Service and said that Nuclear Imaging is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amount of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases including many types of cancers, heart diseases, Gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorder and other abnormalities within the body.

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