Windhoek Central Hospital Nuclear Medicine Windhoek Central Hospital Nuclear Medicine

1. Brief Background about nuclear medicine services:

1.1 Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty that uses radiopharmaceuticals to diagnose and treat disease in a safe and painless way. Nuclear Medicine diagnostic procedures allow doctors to obtain clinical information otherwise not obtainable with other medical diagnostic sets. The procedure identifies abnormalities very early in the course of the disease long before problems are apparent on other medical procedures. Early detection of disease allows prompt treatment sooner before the disease is far advanced and the prognosis is worse.

2. Staff

2.1 Dr. S. C. Herman                                                   Nuclear Medicine physician (HOD)

2.2 Dr. W. N. Bezuidenhout                                         Nuclear Medicine physician

2.3 Ms. M. Owoses                                                      Radiographer   

2.4 Ms. A. Jacobs                                                        Radiographer 

2.5 Ms. R. Knittle                                                         Radiographer 

2.6 Ms. M. Mandume                                                  Registered nurse

2.7 Ms. C. Van Wyk                                                    Enrolled nurse                             

2.8 Mr. P. P. Haiduwa                                                 Radiation physicist

2.8 Mrs. Hilde Araeb                                                   Data clerk

3. Equipment

3.1 SPECT                                                                     (1)

3.2 SPECT-CT                                                                (1)

4. Services

4.1 Diagnostic

4.1.1 Respiratory system V/Q scintigraphy

4.1.2. Cardiovascular System Myocardial perfusion imaging MUGA First pass study

4.1.3 Skeletal System
 Bone scintigraphy

4.1.4 Endocrine System
 Thyroid scintigraphy
 Parathyroid scintigraphy

4.1.5 GIT System

 Colon transit study

 Gastro-esophageal reflux study

 Meckel’s diverticulum Study
 Hepatobiliary scintigraphy
 GIT bleeding study

4.1.6 Nephro-urogenital System

 Renogram w/ Lasix

 Renogram w/ captopril

 DMSA renal study

 Testicular scintigraphy

 Radionuclides cystography

4.1.7. CNS System Brain SPECT CSF leak study DAT scintigraphy

4.1.8. Oncology Sentinel node study Whole body I-123 study MIBG I-123 study Gallium-67 imaging OctreoScan

4.2     Therapy

   4.2.1 Non cancer

   Benign thyroid condition

4.2.2. Cancers

      I-131 ablative therapy

      I-131 MIBG therapy 

       Pain palliation for skeletal metastases

4.3. Contacts details

       4.3.1 Tel 061 203 3264

       4.3.2 Fax 061 226238

       4.3.3 E-mail


Visiting Information Visiting Information

Week days: 15:00 - 16:00

                    18:00 - 19:00

Weekends:  11:00 - 12:00

                    15:00 - 16:00

                    18:00 - 19:00

ICU Visiting Hours

Mon-Sun: 15:00 - 16:00

                  18:00 - 19:00

NB: For ICU Visitors ONLY, Maximum 6 people per patient, These must be the same people seeing the patient everyday until the patient is discharged.