South Pudong hospital offers nuclear medicine services
Shanghai Pudong Hospital has announced the establishment of a nuclear medicine department to offer high-end diagnosis and treatment services for patients.
The launch is another big move after the hospital was recently upgraded from a district-level hospital to a city-level facility, the hospital said on Wednesday.
Nuclear medicine offers precise diagnosis and treatment through cutting-edge technology and equipment. It is an economical, easy, non-invasive and effective form of therapy, experts said.
As a regional medical center, it is important for the hospital to be equipped with the department to better serve patients living in the south of the Pudong New Area, said Yu Bo, president of the hospital.
A man surnamed Lin was first patient at the newly established department. As a thyroid cancer patient, he can now go to the hospital which is near his home for treatment, instead of traveling over 20 kilometers to a leading public hospital, as he did previously.
“It's very convenient for cancer patients, who need such therapy,” he said.
The new department will have centers for molecular functional imaging diagnosis, nuclide molecular targeting diagnosis and treatment, in vitro analysis and osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment. With advanced medical equipment, the department will provide individualized therapy for endocrine, digestive, urinary, bone, cerebral and cardiovascular, nerve and blood system diseases.