CENTER FOR NUCLEAR MEDICINE
 
CENUM
Centre for Nuclear Medicine
Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan



Introduction:

Centre for Nuclear Medicine (CENUM), Lahore started functioning in early sixties (1963) under the name of Medical Radioisotope Centre. It was later on known as Atomic Energy Medical Centre and was renamed as Centre for Nuclear Medicine (CENUM), Lahore in the year 2001. Committed to the life saving concept and enhancement of healthcare standards in Pakistan, CENUM has been providing nuclear medicine services to the patients since its inception. More than twenty five thousand new patients are registered annually for various nuclear medicine procedures at the Centre.

CENUM continues to provide the best and yet affordable nuclear medicine services to its patients. This social mission and humanitarian legacy has been the driving force behind the Centre's efforts and achievements in Service, Teaching and Research, the "Three Pillars" of CENUM.

The department of Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine at CENUM is equipped with the latest Single and Dual Head SPECT Gamma Cameras assisted by ultra-sensitive fast computers and are managed by highly trained & competent medical and technical experts. Our procedures commonly called Scintigraphic investigations or scan provide valuable functional-information (to a certain extent structural information as well) that can enable physicians / surgeons to make an early diagnosis. These tests are relatively safe, painless and are considered to be among the safest diagnostic tests available.

A specialized laboratory using RIA technique is available at CENUM for the determination of thyroid hormones, infertility hormones and tumor markers.

CENUM has the distinction of initiating the first ever Breast Care Clinic in PAEC medical centres. The Clinic is equipped with the latest and state of art machinery like Metaltronica FLAT® SE Mammography Machine and Toshiba’s Nemio 20 Ultrasonography. Yet another most modern Colored Doppler Machine has been installed at the centre for detailed evaluation of the disease in breast. Patients suffering from all types of breast diseases are carefully examined.

Another milestone achievement of CENUM is the Thyroid Clinic where patients are diagnosed, managed and treated under the supervision of highly qualified and experienced physicians.

CENUM has been providing teaching and training facilities to postgraduate doctors from various specialties by organizing training and teaching programmes in the field of nuclear medicine. Students from various educational institutes come here for their research work. The Centre is also involved in research and training activities in collaboration with IAEA, Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore, King Edward Medical University Lahore, Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS) Islamabad, University of the Punjab and University of Engineering &Technology, Lahore.

CENUM is constantly eyeing in the future and advancing. The possibilities that crop up for expansion are captured at the appropriate time. A most modern and state of the art dual head SPECT Gamma camera has been installed recently and is in operation to strengthen the Nuclear Medicine Department. A Bone Densitometer and a Digital X-ray machine are in operation thus broadening the spectrum of diagnostic facilities at the Centre.
The key attribute to the centre success is its principles of meeting international standards of quality control. The strong believe in providing quality nuclear medicine service has earned CENUM continued and valuable trust.

Services:

Radionuclide Scanning:

• Bone Scan
• Thyroid Scan
• Renal DTPA Scan
• GI Bleeding
• Meckel’s Study
• HIDA Scan
• Liver Scan
• Cardiac Scan(to be started soon)
• RBC Labelling
• Scintimammography
• I-131 Whole body scan
• Ultrasonography

Hormone Assay & Tumor Markers by RIA technique:

• TSH
• FSH
• Free T3
• LH
• Free T4
• Prolactin
• Cortisol
• Testosterone
• Progesterone
• PSA
• Beta hCG
• CA 125

Thyroid Clinic:

Daily Thyroid Clinic has been functioning on outpatient basis. Patients suffering from benign and malignant diseases of thyroid are managed. The management comprises detailed examination, investigations, treatment and follow up of these patients. A large Number of patients suffering from thyrotoxicosis are treated with Radioiodine.

Breast Care Clinic:

The Breast Care Clinic has been set up for breast cancer screening in women and provides detailed examination and investigations by female doctors and staff in complete privacy. A latest Mammography machine and Colour Doppler ultrasound is available for this purpose.

Other Facilities:

DXA Bone Densitometry, Digital X-ray, Colour Doppler Ultrasonography, I-131 treatment for Thyroid Cancer and Thyrotoxicosis, Radiation Protection Services.

Faculty Members:

1. Dr. Muhammad Naeem
MBBS (K.E), M.Sc. Nuclear Medicine(UK)
Director CENUM, Lahore.

2. Dr. Nasir Mahmood
MBBS. M.Sc. (Nuclear Medicine)
Principal Medical Officer. Head Nuclear Medicine

3. Dr. Mansoor Khan
MBBS. M.Sc. (Nuclear Medicine)
Principal Medical Officer

4. Dr. Saima Hyder
MBBS. M.Sc. (Nuclear Medicine)
Senior Medical Officer

5. Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khursheed.
MBBS. M.Sc. (Nuclear Medicine)
Senior Medical Officer

6. Dr. Asima Zaman
MBBS. DMRD. (Fellow)
Senior Medical Officer

7. Dr. Farah Irum
MBBS. M.Sc. (Nuclear Medicine)
Senior Medical Officer

8. Dr. Sobia Umar
MBBS. M.Sc. (Nuclear Medicine)
Senior Medical Officer

9. Dr. Farzana Kausar
MBBS. M.Sc. (Nuclear Medicine)
Senior Medical Officer

10. Mrs. Affia Tasneem
M.Sc.(Chemistry)
Principal Scientist. Head RIA

11. Syed Mushtaq Hussain Rizvi
M.Sc.(Physics)
Principal Scientist

12. Mrs. Ghazala Wajid
M.Sc. (Physics), MCS
Principal Scientist

13. Mr. Zulqurnain Syed
M.Sc. (Physics), Radiation Protection Officer
Principal Scientist

14. Dr. Shan Elahi
M.Sc. (Biochemistry), Ph.D (Chemistry)
Senior Scientist

15. Mrs. Adeela Ali
MS (Medical Physics)
Senior Scientist

16. Mrs. Ismat Fatima
M.Sc. (Chemistry)
Junior Scientist

17. Mr. Muhammad Khalid
M.Sc. (Maths)
Senior Scientist

Administration:

Yasmin Qureshi
MPA (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Principal Administrator

Local Accounts Office:

Muhammad Tahir Ch.
MBA (Finance)
Senior Accounts Officer/ Head LAO

Teaching and Training:

CENUM is actively involved in the teaching and training programme related to the subject of Nuclear Medicine to the doctors undertaking Post-graduate academic courses in Radiology from King Edwards Medical University Lahore. CENUM is also actively participating in the teaching and training programme in the subject of Nuclear Medicine to the doctors undertaking FCPS Part-II Radiology course and to Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS) Islamabad, Fellows of M.Sc. Nuclear Medicine students. The above mentioned teaching programme is quite comprehensive and covers all basic aspects and clinical applications of Nuclear Medicine with the help of didactic lectures and demonstrations.

Students of B.Sc. Hons, M.Sc. and M.Phil from Physics and Chemistry Departments of the University of Punjab Lahore come to this centre for their thesis work in the fields of Medical Physics, Radiation Protection, RIA and Biochemistry.


Research Papers and Publications:

1- Abbas HG, Elahi S, Khan SA and Naeem M (2003) Serum thyroxine (T4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in cord blood of newborns in Lahore. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences 19 (3) : 211-216

2- Elahi S (2003). Correspondence: Prevalence study of iodine deficiency disorders among high school girls in Shiraz, I. R. Iran 1996-1997. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences 19 (3) : 239-240

3- Elahi S, Syed Z and Nagra SA (2004) Status of Iodine deficiency disorders as estimated by neonatal cord serum thyrotrophin in Lahore. Nutrition Research 24(12): 1005-1010 (ELSEVIER, USA)

4- Laiq F, Nagra SA, Elahi S (2005) Study of thyroid related hormones during second trimester of pregnancy. Nutritional Sciences 8(3):196-199. The Korean Nutrition Society, Korea.

5- Elahi S, Manzoor-ul-Hassan A, Syed Z, Nazeer L, Nagra SA, Hyder SW (2005) A study of goiter among female adolescents referred to Centre for Nuclear Medicine, Lahore. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences 21(1): 56-62

6- Elahi S, Laiq F, Syed Z, Rizvi SMH, Hyder SW (2005) Serum thyroxine and thyroid stimulating hormone levels in maternal circulation and cord blood at the time of delivery. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences 21 (3): 325-330

7- Elahi S, Tasneem A, Nazir I, Nagra SA and Hyder SW (2007) Thyroid dysfunction in infertile women. JCPSP 17(4): 191-194

8- Khursheed MA, Naeem M, Mehmood N, Javaid A, Irum F, Kausar F, Usman S, Malik AZ, Chohan ZA Evaluation of Prostste Specific Antigen (PSA) as a predictor of Extent of Bone Metastasis in Prostate Cancer Patients. Abstract published in Health Sciences Centre Poster Conference, Kuwait University; April 22-24, 2008.

9- Bashir K, Hussain N, Hasnain S and Elahi S (2008) Seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus immunoglobulins G and M antibodies in adults – a hospital based study Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 27(2): 139-142. Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, India.

10- Rasheed H, Elahi S, Naeem M, Shahid M, Nagra SA (2008) Serum concentration of thyroid hormones and thyrotropin in non-goitrous patients Journal of Scientific Research Vol 38 No.1: 29-34.

11- Shan Elahi and Muhammad Naeem (2008) The differential diagnosis of painful thyroid disorders Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care 12 (2): 88-91.

12- Shan Elahi, Nagra SA, Naeem M (2009). Iodine deficiency in pregnant women (under publication in Pakistan journal of Medical Association).

Collaboration with other Organizations:

CENUM has been collaborating with the following international and national agencies/institutes in various aspects related to the field of Nuclear Medicine.

1. International Atomic Energy Agency

2. Health Department, Punjab

3. King Edward Medical University, Lahore

4. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad

5. Department of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

6. Department of Physics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

7. University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

8. Government College University, Lahore.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF EQUIPMENTS:

DXA Bone Densitometry

Digital X-ray and Mammography

Gamma Cameras
Contact Information

Telephone No. 99214436, 99214437, 99214438, 99214431
Fax No. 99214432
Email: cenum@ntc.net.pk


 
 
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