– Hemn Azeez Rahman, PET/CT Manager
Hemn has completed a Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Master’s Degree in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, he has undergone Nuclear Medicine training course at Liverpool Royal Hospital and Medical Imaging training course at Clatterbridge Cancer Center, both in the United Kingdom. Finally, he has received a PET/CT Technologist training course at Neolife Oncology Center in Turkey.
We are proud that we were the first to establish PET/CT Scan technology for cancer diagnosis and staging in Iraq’s history
Medya Diagnostic Center is known for excellence in imaging services. We are proud that we were the first to establish PET/CT Scan technology for cancer diagnosis and staging in Iraq’s history PET/CT Scan technology for cancer diagnosis and staging is available at Medya Diagnostic Center. The PET/CT Department is managed and supervised by a group of highly trained professionals with international expertise in nuclear medicine and radiological imaging.
From the acquisition of the image to its interpretation, images are individually tailored to address the specific clinical concerns of the referring clinicians. The results of our PET/CT scan will provide superior diagnostic capabilities which help physicians make accurate and timely diagnoses.
Our PET/CT technologists and nuclear medicine physicians work closely together to obtain the best possible results for the patients and their referring physicians. This partnership means our patients can be reassured they are in the best hands for finding an accurate diagnosis, which in turn results in more effective treatment and better outcomes.
We use sophisticated PET/CT devices and the latest techniques to support our clinical teams in the diagnosis of the full range of medical problems.
To be the leading provider of high quality patient-centered care
To provide unique, high quality medical services and compassionate patient care
Our PET/CT technologists have extensive training and more than 20 years of international experience producing the highest quality diagnostic images. All medical assistants are trained to offer the finest patient-centred service. Besides, the radiation safety officer and a medical physicist are working together to ensure that the department is safe in terms of radiation and all the quality control checks are performed regularly according to the international standards including IAEA and EANM.
Expert Nuclear Medicine Specialists
Our images are interpreted and reviewed by trained, subspecialty nuclear medicine and radiologists. The PET/CT Scan Department is managed by a qualified group of UK and US-based nuclear medicine specialists with a combined international experience of almost 30 years.
Multiple signed reports
All PET/CT studies interpretations are performed by 2 nuclear medicine physicians in collaboration with a radiologist, working side by side to obtain the most accurate, reliable, and conclusive interpretation.
Availability of 2 advanced PET/CT systems
Our devices, the Siemens Biograph 64 and Biograph 6, are a whole-body scanners ideal for oncological imaging and diagnosis with high-end spiral CT and PET performance using just one noninvasive procedure. The Siemens Biograph 64 produces excellent images that show three-dimensional anatomy and biological processes of organs at the molecular level with a large axial view. Fast scanning and low patient radiation dose are accomplished through Siemens biograph 64 TruePoint extended PET field of view. The Biograph 64-slice PET/CT offers 2 mm uniform PET resolution throughout the field of view and a two-time improvement in signal-to-noise ratio, which provides for small lesion detection. Providers can achieve scans at twice the scan speed or half the patient dose
Our PET/CT Department is supported by our own cyclotron which continuously provides our department with radiotracers. The cyclotron is accredited by European GMP which ensures the quality of the products. Our cyclotron is capable of producing the most advanced pharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine including F18-FDG, F18-NaF and F18-PSMA which can be used to diagnose a wider range of diseases. We received an appreciation letter from the Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority (IRSRA) for following the Europian GMP guidelines in the process of FDG production.
F18-FDG PET/CT scan
FDG is the most commonly used types of radiopharmaceutical in nuclear medicine clinical practice. FDG PET/CT scan is pivotal imaging modality for cancer imaging, assisting diagnosis, staging of patients with newly diagnosed malignancy, restaging following therapy and surveillance. Its capable of diagnosing a wide range cancers with a high sensitivity and speficicity comparted to the conventional radiological procedures.
F18-NaF PET/CT Bone scan
Unlike conventional bone scan procedures, sodium fluoride F18- NaF PET/CT provides an excellent bone image quality and higher accuracy. 18F–NaF PET/CT is coming forward as a single step bone-seeking procedure in detecting bone metastasis and reliably directing patient management.
F18-PSMA Prostate scan
Fluorine labelled prostate-specific membrane antigen ligand F18-PSMA is a groundbreaking PET scan which is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. F18-PSMA has been shown to be highly effective in the detection of prostate cancer cells in regional nodes and distant metastatic sites as well as early detection of the site of relapse following definitive treatment of the disease.
Periodic Preventive Maintenance
Our systems are frequently serviced and maintained by trained international engineers to ensure optimum system performance. This will ensure that our systems are functioning within manufacturer guidelines and specifications in order to obtain the highest possible quality of images, in addition to backing up vital patient data.
We use Picture Archiving and communication System (PACS) to facilitate the communication between the technologists and the reporting radiologists to perform an excellent interpretation to the images/results. We also use radiology information system (RIS) which is a networked software system for managing medical imagery and associated data. An RIS is especially useful for tracking radiology imaging orders and billing information, and is often used in conjunction with PACS to manage image archives, record-keeping and billing. This allows the patients to access their medical history for a minimum of 5 years after their last visit to our department.
Pediatric, claustrophobic, and patients with special needs who cannot stay still in the device for the duration of the scan will be offered a free of charge anesthetic service provided by an anesthesia specialty medical doctor.
MEET OUR TEAM
The PET/CT Department is managed by a qualified team of a group of UK, US, and Pakistan based nuclear medicine specialists, two PET/CT Technologists and three Medical Assistants, medical physicist and radiation safety officer. At Medya Diagnostic Center, inter-departmental cooperation ensures that all PET/CT Scan patients get the best medical care in preparation for their appointment. This close working relationship between our clinical teams, assures our patients are receiving optimum care with the most accurate diagnosis.
Hemn Azeez Rahman
Douglas A. Prager
Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician
Nuclear Medicine Physician
Maseeh Uz Zaman, MD
MD, MSc (Nuclear Medicine)
MD, MSc (Nuclear Medicine)
Anwar Ahmed, Professor and MD
MBBS, DMRD (Pak)
Muhammad Sabir Khan
Senior PET/CT Technologist
The Siemens Biograph 64 is a whole-body scanner ideal for oncological imaging and diagnosis with high-end spiral CT and PET performance using just one noninvasive procedure. The Siemens Biograph 6 produces excellent images that show three-dimensional anatomy and biological processes of organs at the molecular level with a large axial view. Significant x-ray dose reduction (up to 65 %) is possible for all body regions.
WE AT MDC
…are always striving to give the best quality medical care with a full spectrum of diagnostic services. Whether you need lab tests, imaging, consultant physicians, physiotherapy or a pharmacy – we can cater to your every need. Our patient centered model ensures uncompromising commitment and care to each individual patient.