About the Institute
The Institute of Nuclear Medicine (Isotopes) performs mappings that allow the visualization of disease processes using radioactive substances' related to diagnosis, evaluation of response to treatment and treatment in multiple medical fields, including treatment using radioactive substances.
The Institute provides its services to all departments and clinics of the Beilinson Campus and community clinics this departments include.
Oncology, endocrinology, neurology and the tests include, inter alia: bone mapping, kidney mapping, gastrointestinal tract mapping, thyroid mapping, and more. The Institute uses advanced cameras (gamma cameras), combined with CT, and a PET/CT camera.
The radioactive material is usually administered intravenously and the imaging itself is done using gamma cameras that identify the radiation emitted from the patient's body (iodine is administered orally).
The Institute has extensive clinical and research activities both within the Rabin Medical Center and through the Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University.
The PET/CT department unit operates one of the most important and significant imaging tools for cancer diagnosis and surveillance - a combined PET/CT device.
The device combines functional imaging (PET) and anatomical imaging (CT) devices in one scan.
Tests performed may demonstrate the cancerous growth at its earliest stages, sometimes before the appearance of structural-anatomical changes in the tissue; the use of the device has been found to be very effective in a variety of malignancies (in the health basket, the test is approved for breast, colon, lung, lymphoma, head-neck, cervix, and ovaries tumors, etc.).
The test is sometimes used to evaluate the extent of the disease's spread in order to determine the treatment, to track the response to the treatment, and to detect early recurrence when there is clinical suspicion, and to continue examining the findings demonstrated by other imaging methods.
In addition to its important role in malignancies, the PET/CT system is used to identify peripheral spasm centers in epilepsy patients who are candidates for surgery, and to detect inflammatory processes and infections.
The scan time in the new system is about 45 minutes, while an hour earlier the patient receives an intravenous injection of radioactive material accumulated in the tumor.
Academic and research activities
Clinical research works are carried out in many different fields, such as: oncology, infections, etc.
The Institute's physicians present research projects annually at scientific conferences in Israel and abroad, and publish papers in the leading journals in the field.
A referral letter from the attending physician.
Days and hours of activity
Sunday to Thursday from 08:00 to 16:00