The Department, headed by Pr. Arturo Chiti, performs diagnostics for over 12,500 patients each year. The Nuclear medicine team uses unsealed sources of ionizing radiation for diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. The Department is able to perform all major scintigraphic investigations in the field of Oncology, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Endocrinology, Neurology, Nephro-urology, Gastroenterology and Pulmonology.
Moreover, thanks to the PET-cyclotron unit, investigations are conducted by positron emission tomography in oncology, neurology and cardiology.
The Operating Unit performs outpatient treatment with radioiodine for benign conditions of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism and goiter).
Also, special hospital rooms allow the admission of in-patients and provide full protection during the administering of high doses of radiopharmaceuticals used for the treatment of thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine tumors and for the treatment of bone pain.