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

        4.1.1.1 V/Q scintigraphy

4.1.2. Cardiovascular System

       4.1.2.1 Myocardial perfusion imaging

       4.1.2.2 MUGA

       4.1.2.3 First pass study

4.1.3 Skeletal System

         4.1.3.1 Bone scintigraphy

4.1.4 Endocrine System

         4.1.4.1 Thyroid scintigraphy

         4.1.4.2 Parathyroid scintigraphy

4.1.5 GIT System

          4.1.5.1 Colon transit study

          4.1.5.2 Gastro-esophageal reflux study

          4.1.5.3 Meckel’s diverticulum Study

         4.1.5.4 Hepatobiliary scintigraphy

         4.1.5.5 GIT bleeding study

4.1.6 Nephro-urogenital System

          4.1.6.1 Renogram w/ Lasix

          4.1.6.2 Renogram w/ captopril

          4.1.6.3 DMSA renal study

          4.1.6.4 Testicular scintigraphy

          4.1.6.5 Radionuclides cystography

4.1.7. CNS System

     4.1.7.1. Brain SPECT

      4.1.7.2. CSF leak study

      4.1.7.3. DAT scintigraphy

4.1.8. Oncology

      4.1.8.1 Sentinel node study

      4.1.8.2 Whole body I-123 study

      4.1.8.3 MIBG I-123 study

      4.1.8.4 Gallium-67 imaging

      4.1.8.5 OctreoScan

4.2     Therapy

   4.2.1 Non cancer

            4.2.1.1 Benign thyroid condition

4.2.2. Cancers

             4.2.2.1   I-131 ablative therapy

             4.2.2.2   I-131 MIBG therapy 

             4.2.2.3    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 nuclear@mhss.gov.na

 

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.