Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine at Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen.
The department of clinical physiology and nuclear medicine is situated in the periphery of the large ”treatment and diagnostics building”. It covers an area of approximately 1200 m2. We perform a great number of examinations in nuclear medicine including dedicated PET-CT, but also physiological investigations such as pulmonary function tests, exercise-ECG, and measurement of blood pressure in legs, toes and fingers. Besides, we have a great number of osteoporosis evaluations with DXA scanning.We are installing a cyclotron (IBA 18/9) and a radiochemical laboratory with 3 hot cell rooms for F-18, C-11 and I-124 chemistry among others. It is expected to be finished in 2009.
51 full-time nominations (2009):
In 2008 we performed a total of 22.000 examinations.
The main fields were:
Bone scintigraphy (total body, regional etc.)
Renography (MAG3, ACE-inhibitor, diuresis etc.)
Myocardial scintigraphy (rest, stress on separate days, total)
Cardiography (MUGA, total)
Lung scintigraphy (perfusion and ventilation with Krypton)
Lymph scintigraphy (sentinel node, mammacancer, malign.melanoma etc)
PET scans (18F-FDG for tumour diagnostics)
PET-CT scans (18F-FDG, incl 55 for radiation planning)
Osteodensitometry (number of patients)
Renal function (51Cr-EDTA clearance)
Blood pressure (ankles, toes, fingers, cold stimulation, skin perfusion)
Pulmonary function test (spirometry before/after stimulation, diffusion)
Stress tests (pharmacological or exercise ECG)
*We perform PET (with low-dose CT for anatomical mapping and attenuation correction) or PET-CT (with a diagnostic CT with iv. or peroral contrast) with 18F-FDG.
Dual head gamma camera (Skylight)
Dual head cardiology gamma camera (Cardio MD)
Single head (cardiology) (Mediso TH33)
2 x single head gamma camera (renography) (Mediso Xring)
Dual head gamma camera (Forte)
PET-CT (Gemini 2-slice)
2 Dexa scanners (Prodigy, Lunar)
SPECT dual head gamma camera (Brightview)
PET/CT (TF 16 slices)
Education: The department provides formal teaching and training of nuclear medicine residents, technicians, secretaries and medical students. We receive national and international colleagues for specialist training (especially in PET-CT)
Research: The role of PET-CT in various cancer diseases (diagnosis and treatment evaluation).
Clinical evaluation of myocardial perfusion imaging.
Clinical evaluation of side effects of chemotherapy. Bone density adjacent to joint arthroplasties. Bone density and physical activity/inactivity.
Renal function in hypertension, diabetes and after transplantation. Regulatory mechanisms.
Physical activity and health. Diagnostics in sports medicine.
Hypoxia (acute hypobaric hypoxia) and organ function.
Future: We have the experience and facilities to initiate the development of new diagnostic procedures and carry them through clinical practice. In 2009 we will have a cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities for production of positron-labelled pharmaceuticals. A new department with 4 (-8) PET/CT and 1 PET/MR is to be planned.