Nuclear Medicine

About Nuclear Medicine

Department of Nuclear Medicine was established on 1st January 1982. The department has been upgraded and equipped with advanced state of the art dual-headed Gamma Camera with SPECT-CT facility. The department provides a variety of diagnostic scans, therapeutic procedures and radioimmunoassay. The department has high dose 1-131 ablation therapy unit for the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer and caters to patients from Karnataka, Goa and North Kerala, being the only centre in this region, making it different from other centres. The department attends to around 4000 patients every year.

Contact Details


Ground Floor, Shirdi Saibaba Cancer and Research Centre

Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104

Radionuclide Scans


  • Hepatobiliary scan
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • GI Bleed Scintigraphy
  • Meckelʼs diverticulum Scintigraphy
  • Gastric emptying
  • Blood pool study


  • Reno gram
  • Renal scan (DMSA-III)
  • Vesicoureteric reflux

Pulmonary system

  • Lung perfusion


  • Brain SPECT scan


  • Scintimammography
  • Gallium scan
  • Liver/spleen SPECT scan
  • MIBI scan
  • DMSA – V Scan


  • Bone scan
  • Bone graft viability


  • Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy
  • Myocardial viability
  • LV ejection fraction (MUGA)


  • Thyroid scan
  • 1-131 Whole body scan
  • 1-131 MIBG scan
  • Parathyroid scintigraphy


  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Gallium scan for infection
  • Dacryoscintigraphy
  • Salivary Scintigraphy
  • Radionuclide Venogram

Radionuclide Therapy

1-31 therapy for hyperthyroidism

1-31 therapy for differentiated thyroid cancer

Palliative treatment of painful bone metastasis

P-32 therapy for Polycythemia Vera

The Team

Dr. Sumeet Suresh Malapure

Assistant Professor