Division of Nuclear Medicine

核医学診療室

What is the Division of Nuclear Medicine?

The Division provides scintigram examination and radiotherapy using radioactive drugs. It also performs radiotherapy using small sealed sources.
A wide range of examinations and treatments is conducted using radioisotopes (RI). We provide functional diagnosis of internal organs such as the brain, heart, lung, liver, kidney, and thyroid, as well as the evolution of tumors, prognostic prediction, diagnosis of metastases to bones and lymph nodes, and evaluation of therapeutic effects. We offer treatments using small sealed sources for tongue, cervical, prostate, and other cancers, treatment using unsealed RI for Basedow’s disease and thyroid cancer (131I), pain treatment for painful bone metastasis (89Sr), internal radiotherapy treatment with 223Ra, and radioimmunotherapy with 90Y for malignant lymphoma.