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Nuclear Medicine Department

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialism essentially dedicated to the diagnosis of patients by the use of radioisotope-marked substances and to treatment by unsealed radioactive sources.

The Hospital Universitario La Moraleja is the only hospital in the Sanitas network with this department. This exclusive department helps doctors perform their diagnoses, thanks to the portfolio of services it offers:

  • GENERAL ELECTRIC PET/CT. Latest Generation.
  • PROBE. Sentinel Node Detection.

Within the medical team, the department is made up of:

Three specialist physicians, holding a Radioactive Facility Supervisor Licence.
One qualified nurse with a Radioactive Facility Operator Licence.
And six technicians specialising in Imaging, shared with Diagnostic Imaging. All of them hold a Radioactive Facility Operator Licence.

This top research team assists the other medical specialisms in their diagnostic work. Within them, the following specific tests should be highlighted:

  • First-step isotopic ventriculography for detection of L-R short circuits.
  • Isotopic balance ventriculography.
  • Myocardial scintigraphy with pyrophosphates for detection of AMI.
  • Myocardial SPECT scintigraphy with pyrophosphates for detection of AMI.
  • Myocardial perfusion SPECT scintigraphy after stress or pharmacological and basal stimulus.
  • Myocardial perfusion SPECT scintigraphy at rest and after re-injection (myocardial viability).
  • Myocardial perfusion- synchronised GATED SPECT scintigraphy.
  • Innervation myocardial scintigraphy.
  • Innervation myocardial SPECT scintigraphy.


  • Thyroid scintigraphy.
  • Scintigaphic tracking with tumoural radiotracers.
  • Parathyroid scintigraphy.
  • Medullary adrenal scintigraphy.
  • Scintigaphic tracking with MIBG.
  • Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy.
  • Hepatosplenic scintigraphy.
  • Hepatosplenic SPECT scintigraphy.
  • Hepatobiliary morphoal study scintigraphy.
  • Morphoa hepatobiliary scintigraphy after phsyiological or pharmacological stimulation.
  • Haemangiomas scintigraphy.
  • Haemangiomas SPECT scintigraphy.
  • Basal and post-stimulus salivary gland scintigraphy.
  • Ectopic gastric mucous scintigraphy.
  • Digestive haemorrhage scintigraphy.
  • Oesophageal transit/gastroesophageal reflux scintigraphy.
  • Gastric emptying scintigraphy.
  • Spleen scintigraphy.
  • Macrophage marrow scintigraphy.
  • Scintigaphic tracking with gallium-67Ga citrate.
  • SPECT scintigraphy with gallium-67Ga citrate.
  • Renal scintigraphy.
  • Renal SPECT scintigraphy.
  • Basal renogram.
  • Diuretic renogram.
  • Post-ACE inhibitor renogram.
  • Pulmonology
  • Pulmonoary perfusion scintigraphy.
  • Pulmonary scintigraphy with gallium-67Ga citrate.
  • Thoracic SPECT scintigraphy with gallium-67Ga citrate.
  • Right-left short circuits scintigraphy.
  • Bone scintigraphy.
  • Bone SPECT scintigraphy.
  • Bone scintigraphy with gallium.
  • Bone scintigraphy with tumoural radiotracers.
  • Angioscintigraphy.
  • Phleboscintigraphy (isotopic phlebography).
  • Lymphoscintigraphy (isotopic lymphography).
  • Intra-operative sentinel node detection.
  • Scintigaphic tracking with gallium-67Ga citrate.
  • Scintigaphic tracking with thallium-201TI chloride.
  • Scintigaphic tracking with MIBI-99mTc.
  • Scintigaphic tracking with MIBG I-123.
  • Somatostatin receptor scintigraphic tracking.
  • Scintigraphy with gallium-67Ga citrate.
  • Immunoglobulin scintigraphy.
  • Radioisotopic synoviorthesis.
  • I-131 hyperthyroidism treatment.



  • Brain Tumours.
  • Ca. Micro and nonmicro pulmonary.
  • Colorectal.
  • H and non-H lymphoma.
  • Head and Neck.
  • Cervix.
  • Endometrium.
  • Oseophagus.
  • Stomach.
  • Gastrointestinal.
  • Liver.
  • Breast.
  • Ovary.
  • Melanoma.
  • Pancreas.
  • Prostate.
  • Kidney.
  • Sarcomas.
  • CNS.
  • Testicle.
  • Thyroids.
  • Bladder.
  • Bile ducts.
  • A. Inflammation Infection:
  • FUO
  • Spondylitis-spondylodiscitis.
  • Arteritis (Takayasu, etc.).
  • Vasculitis.
  • Sarcoidosis.
  • Osteomyelitis.
  • Prostate
  • Demencia tipo Alzheimer.

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