EKO offers a wide range of specialized diagnostic and imaging services. The various departments and facilities available are given below. To learn more about any of the departments click on View Details.

Nuclear Medicine Department

Dr. Sharma is the pioneer who introduced the Computerized Gamma Camera in Eastern India. The Nuclear Medicine unit of EKO was established in 1997 with a Rectangular Head SPECT system. Over the last 8 years it has progressed steadily, establishing itself as one of the most advanced and reputed departments.

Nuclear Medicine is unique as it is the only modality, which provides true functional information.

In the disease process, functional abnormalities always precede structural changes. Hence, Nuclear Medicine is the most sensitive modality as it detects the abnormality at the earliest. Computerized quantification of different organ functions can be performed in Nuclear Medicine with great accuracy, for e.g., ejection fraction of the ventricles, esophageal and gastric transit time, ejection fraction of gall bladder, GFR etc. In diagnostic Nuclear Imaging the radioisotopes are used in very low doses. The procedures are absolutely safe as the radiation doses received by the patients are low. The recently installed Dual Head SPECT-CT system has added a new dimension to the field of diagnostic imaging. Only a very few centers in the world have such facilities.

Fusion Imaging

Nuclear Imaging gives excellent functional information while C.T and/or MRI give finer details of the anatomy of an organ. To obtain comprehensive and complete information regarding an organ, both anatomic and functional information are important which are “fused” in fusion imaging. The image obtained from Gamma Camera is blended with a CT or MRI image and all the information is obtained from a single image. The fusion imaging system, which is installed in EKO, is one of the very few in India.