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Radionuclear Imaging Institute


Head of the Institute

Dr. Agranovich Svetlana


Chief Technician

Ben Chaim Sigalit



Bala'ish Zipi

Leikin Valentina

 972-8-6663326  972-8-6745793 


Senior Physicians

Dr. Tracho Leonardo

Dr. Brodkin Boris



Leibovitch Irena

Aharonov Moria

Eisenshtat Liza



Outpatient Clinic – ground floor


Working Hours

Sun-Thurs 08:00-16:00



The institute of nuclear imaging is intended to diagnose physiological and pathological processes of the different body systems using controlled and strictly measured low dose radioactive agents. Oral/inhaled/intravenous radioactive agent is introduced and absorbed in the specific organ of the body. Special Gamma camera produces pictures of the target organ. Abnormal absorbance of the radioactive material by the target organ, low or excessive, points out that the organ is not functioning normally.


There are three methods for performing radionuclear imaging:


Standard radionuclear imaging where the radioactive material is absorbed by the specific organ.


SPECT (Single photon emission computed tomography) which is a three dimensional nuclear imaging system that produces a computer-generated image of local radioactive tracer distribution in the tissues. This sort of imaging is widely used to detect myocardial ischemia.


PET-CT (Positron emission tomography- computed tomography) that combines x-ray computed tomography with a radionuclear imaging system. This sort of imaging made a great revolution in detecting malignant diseases and metastases.


Special attention must be payed to women of childbearing age, pregnant women and breast feeding women. Radionuclear imaging for children can be performed under mild general anesthesia.


The institute serves the hospitalized and the ambulatory patients from all the HMOs.


Radionuclear imaging is regularly used for diagnosis but it can also be used for treatment. Examples of diseases that are treated by radionuclear isotopes: Thyrotoxicosis (thyroid hyperactivity), thyroid tumor that absorbs radioactive substances and prostate cancer.


Equipment of the radionuclear imaging institute:


  • Two Gamma cameras for regular, SPECT and PET-CT scanning
  • One new device for imaging the thyroid gland
  • One device for respiratory ventilation scanning


The quantities of the radioactive materials used for scanning are very low and do not cause any harm to the patients.

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