ISOTOPIC (MAPPING) UNITRamat Aviv Medical Center operates an Isotopic Unit, also known as Nuclear Medicine Unit. It is among the most advanced available, and specializes in nuclear cardiology and general nuclear medicine. The unit employs the most innovative mapping techniques using SPECT technology. Ramat Aviv Medical Center’s mapping unit is equipped with nuclear cameras and computerized work stations that spearhead developments in this field. Our equipment provides informative, reliable images with highest possible accuracy of the mapped body area or physiological functioning. Mapping, known as nuclear simulation, allows physicians to receive data than cannot be accessed through any other simulation method. This data assists physicians in reaching decisions on precision therapies at advanced stages of a disease’s development, and assists in maximizing the chances of successful treatment. How is simulation carried out? After injecting a radioactive isotope into the patient’s vein, the highly advanced twin headed gamma camera identifies radiation emitted by the body. A computer of a unique kind in Israel analyzes the data to quantify and digitize the information. The radioactive substance to which the patient is exposed is coordinated with extreme precision to the requirements of the test being carried out. Infinia – the twin headed advanced camera Ramat Aviv Medical Center Mapping Clinic uses the twin headed gamma camera equipped with cutting edge technology. The Infinia camera is made by Medical Systems Germany, and provided full automatic simulation and photographic materials of all body parts. Images chiefly use the Gated Mibi Spect method for full body automated mapping from head to foot. The operating and decoding programs are fast, automatic, and produce accurate images of the highest quality. Advantages of the INFINIA system
- Producing diagnostic images of a quality of excellence never yet seen
- The most advanced system from the ergonomic and technological perspectives. The twin headed camera provides maximum flexibility, which enables mapping the patient in diverse positions: lying, standing, or seated. This makes the procedure much easier for patients who use wheelchairs.
- Infinia is operated by professional technicians and skilled doctors.
- Infinia can incorporate diverse technologies, such as CT images with functional images in one database.
- Kidney mapping
- Skeletal (bone) mapping
- Glands mapping
- Marked red blood cell mapping
- Saliva gland mapping
- Liver mapping
- Bone mapping (SPECT)
- SPECT Heart mapping in 3D – testing the blood supply to the heart muscles at rest and under stress
- Cardiological Technetium Mapping is to estimate the level of heart function in the left and right chambers.
|Name of doctor||Expertise||Additional work places|
|Professor A Lubin||Nuclear Medicine||Beilinson Hospital|
|Dr. M Maloul||Nuclear Medicine||Meir Hospital|
|Professor N Tzafrir||Cardiology + Internal Medicine||Beilinson Hospital|
|Dr. A Solodaki||Cardiology||Beilinson Hospital|
|Dr. T Ben-Gal||Cardiology||Beilinson Hospital|
|Dr. A Magar||Cardiology||Beilinson Hospital|
|Dr. A Orditi||Cardiology||Tel Hashomer Hospital|
|Dr. Y Metz||Cardiology||Beilinson Hospital|
|Dr. R Bassevitz||Cardiology||Soroka Hospital|
|Dr. L Tarhu||Nuclear Medicine||Barzilay Hospital|
|Dr. H Tamir||Cardiology||Cardiology|